If you’re in any small way like me, then the various commitments you make to your career and to keeping your body fit and healthy naturally take up a whole lot of your time and effort. Between trying to climb the corporate ladder (or perhaps even escape the rat-race) and maintaining a six pack of abs, all while staying in good shape to keep healthy, some other very important areas of your life could quite easily take the backseat. It can be really hard to find a balance in every single area of your life, one of which is in the love department.
If you are actively looking for a bit of romance, the places you frequent as a big part of your everyday life are where you should be looking. If you’re a gym rat for instance, that’s where to find that special someone because it would mean that you don’t have to make special arrangements to break away from the schedule and strict regime you’re trying to follow to stay fit and healthy. Workplace romance is otherwise frowned upon, but hey, sometimes cupid can shoot his little arrow so fast that by the time you realise what’s happening it’s way too late.
Pursuing a Gym Romantic Interest
Trying to pursue a gym love interest in particular can prove to be quite a challenge however, mostly because just like you, most people who go to the gym are serious about what they came to do – workout and stay in shape. It’s a very fine line which you’ll have to stay on if you don’t want to come across as that creepy guy who goes to the gym as a way to ogle ladies in tight yoga paints. This is one of the biggest reasons why meaningful relationships generally never really develop from the meeting of potential mates at the gym. Even if the lucky lady is interested on her side as well, any potential serious romantic developments are often squashed by the very idea and suggestive stigma attached to meeting at the gym. Nine out of ten times, if a guy approached a girl at the gym (spurred on by the tight yoga pants perhaps), it’s not because they spotted someone which they imagine raising a family with one day. Although those types of thoughts that early on are equally creepy…
But what if you did spot someone you really like at the gym? How do you go about making your intensions clear without coming across as a hot-blooded creep?
Take things Outside of the Gym Environment
Just strike up some conversation, perhaps about working out and then take things beyond the gym environment through a gesture that will let her know you want to get to know her a bit more and you’re not just interested in what her yoga pants showed you. Gift specialists like Flowers for Everyone offer flower delivery Australia wide, which is a good starting point to let your gym-spotted love interest know that there’s perhaps more to your interest than the implied physical attraction. If she’s keen and the response is a positive one, you can then safely take things a bit further in more of a direct way.