This. I concur with CC 100% on this.CC wrote:Don't say a damned word to her about it, and keep your stare away from the fun place. Anything you tell her might be misconstrued and she might make trouble for you. Do I sound paranoid? Perhaps, but I prefer to think of it as erring on the side of caution. Just stick to business and mundane shit like "nice weather" and "did you see that episode on TV?".
I've seen a guy get reprimanded for merely paying a compliment to a young hottie in the workplace, something like "nice dress, it makes you look slimmer". The girl complained to a higher-up that she was being harassed.
The guy got in shit. Even though the comment was meant as an innocent compliment (as he claimed), it was perceived by the hottie as a come-on. The boss took her version over his. Perhaps not that he did believe her, but he didn't want that sort of thing going any further than his office. The guy got reprimanded and moved to another department.
Personally, I suspect if the guy was a twenty-something stud, that would have never happened. He was a bit older, in his late 30's.
There is nothing for you to gain and everything for you to lose by mentioning this to her or anyone else.
At the workplace, women are not women. They are colleagues. Period. Get that through your head and keep it there. Do not let your guard down in this regard, no matter how cool a female colleague seems. Ever. That means no risque jokes or e-mails, no lurid tales, no smart comments, no compliments or comments about appearance, nothing but pure business. Sorry, but them's the rules if you want to ensure you stay out of trouble.