TIPS FOR FLIRTING IN THE GYM
Everyone was filtered for you; the people were your age, they had similar interests, and most of us were in OK shape. It's no wonder that temptation can be so strong when we head to the gym. We spend a ton of time there and the women are, well, fit! It’s the ultimate place to put your pick-up game to the test, the only problem is that so many men have given the practice a bad name. We spoke to several female fitness fanatics who gave us the rundown on what works best. Listen up and you could score a hot date for next weekend.
DON'T STARE AT HER
It's evident that any girl at the gym has a nice body -- that's kind of the point. She might have really great form on her deadlift, but if you stare you will get caught and things can get awkward fast. It's one of the fastest ways to send her running off to a different corner of the gym.
DO SMILE AT HER
If she's crossing your path over to the dumbbells, just throw a friendly smile. Flashing those pearly whites is an easy way to show interest and could actually make her want to talk to you, that's always a solid first step. Fair warning: if her headphones are in it's probably a no-go.
DON'T COMMENT ON HER BODY
Plain and simple: no innuendos. That means you should refrain from saying something like, "You look like you've been working your glutes." Say that and you'll be walking around the gym with a "creep" label and possibly a handprint across your face.
DO COMMENT ON HER GEAR
As an answer to the last prompt, you don't have to make stuff up. You both have at least one similar interest the gym. Conversation over cool lifitng gloves, headphones, or running shoes can get warm receptions. They're also sincere, which is always a plus.
Grunting through a heavy set just isn't a good look. We know, training comes first and sometimes you need to get audible to push through a set. That said, there's a fine line between staying in your zone and being an attention-hungry tool. The reality: if she's checking you out while you're attempting to lift a heavy object, she's glancing at your muscles, not the weight.
DO DRESS TO IMPRESS
We know you're there to work out and not strut down the aisle while doing lunges. That said, a ratty gym-shirt and smelly gym shorts won't help your cause if you decide to make a pass during your break. Take an honest look at what you're wearing to the gym and ask yourself, "Would I want to talk to someone dressed like me?". If the answer is no, it might be time to stock up on some fresh clothes think of it as an investment.
DON'T CORRECT HER
Initiating contact by offering to correct her form means game over. No one likes a meathead, especially a know-it-all meathead. And trying to impose on someone's workout may only make her more self-conscious. The only time you should be offering help is if she's doing something glaringly wrong putting herself at risk for an injury.