Did I mention he was also my boss?
My take is that it’s limiting to have a strict “no dating in the workplace” policy because, well, what if? It’s better, instead, to look at the pros and cons of dating a co-worker so you can be prepared if you decided to go there.
He offered to go out of his way to pick me up and drop me off, which was out of character, and wanted me there because "I was the most special person in his life." Did I mention that I'm a Leo, and highly susceptible to flattery?