I am 24 years old. About a month ago, I started another job. I met a guy there (customer not a fellow employee). He's not just any guy; I feel like he is "The One". Everyone has always told me to just wait until you experience feelings that you have never had before, and that man is "The One". I've been in serious relationships (even engaged) and have never felt like this in my life. Ever since I have met him, I've been an emotional wreck. I think I am going crazy. He is all I think about, I can't wait till the next time I see him again. I either sleep none and eat all the time or sleep all the time and eat nothing. When I am around him, I feel like I can't breathe, and I can't hardly speak. I just freeze.
We playfully flirt with each other, but I think he takes my affection towards him as a joke, because he is somewhat older (late 30's early 40's I am guessing) and thinks I am not interested and because my boss and other employees give him a hard time about paying attention to me. He also has a girlfriend. I am not sure how long they have been seeing each other (a good while) but they live together. I live in Small Town, USA and everybody knows everyone else's business. I don't want to be known as a homewrecker but I don't know how much longer I can make it without expressing my feelings toward him. Please help if you can. I could use any advice at all.
Distraught and Lovesick in West Virginia