Without going into mind numbing detail, I am in a situation where it really makes logistical sense if a coworker spends the night in a spare room in our house, and I take her to her final destination tomorrow morning. There are other potential solutions, but they are either awkward and/or require some degree of sleep deprivation while leaving some large dogs unattended in the house longer than they should.
Normally, this would be no problem at all, except my wife is out of town working on a project. I'm not stupid -- I made sure she knows exactly what's going on. In addition, she can keep track of me if I like. My phone broadcasts my location, we have a webcam that gives time/lapse so she would know what I was doing when. She's met my coworker and her husband.
Just since I know someone will ask, yes, the woman is hot. And we are good friends. She is also is 16 years younger than me. My attitude is that I've been reliable and inclined to stay out of trouble for a long time. Even when I was in my 20's, young hotties were never drawn to me. I can't imagine that I've become more attractive to them now that what little hair hasn't fallen out is graying. Women are sometimes flirty with me, but I think it's because I'm harmless.
While my wife has agreed to the arrangement, my spidey sense tells me she'd rather I opted for sleep deprivation and risked letting the canine mayhem reduce the house to rubble. I could do this. I could also make sure I don't start the evening with a loaded gun so to speak. But I also don't want to encourage misplaced concerns that will make both of us crazy. I figure what keeps me out of trouble is my attitude and not the circumstances on any particular day.
Anyway, what's the consensus? Womens' opinions are especially interesting to me on this issue.