Meeting people;

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    Oct 15, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
    The greatest places to meet people are in the pub or at the gym, period.

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    Oct 15, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Maybe the gym, yeah.
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    Oct 16, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    Pubs, yes. Bars and gyms, not quite the same. I like to sit with my beer and I can't talk comfortably with sweat rolling down my face ;).
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    Oct 16, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    A bar or club is set up to be a social atmosphere. You have a drink, meet friends, introduce yourself, chat. That's what they want you to do so you have fun and keep coming back. You can certainly meet people and make friends at a gym and there is nothing wrong with that but it's there first to be a place of exercise and working out. Make a gym too much of a social thing and you risk becoming annoying to the other patrons.
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    I never meet anybody in the gym... I get in, get my work out and I get out! I don't stand around and socialize. It doesn't bother it's just not my thing, unless however it is busy and you are just sitting on equipment talking or hanging out! That makes me icon_evil.gif !
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    I've managed to rent an apartment above a *very* straight gym in Seattle.

    New to the bar scene, I find myself thinking "is this my only option for meeting guys? This sucks. I don't want to spend weekends at bars..."

    Joined a snowboarding/ski club. But, while they are very friendly and have excellent pot luck dinners (these trigger my competitive cooking nature for some weird reason.)


    Will have to try a running club or a soccer club. Running is great cardio...indoors. Not into freezing my ass off in Seattle. Rugby and softball are strong here. Have to investigate if there's a no-drinking option.

    Well, guess I'd better find my bathing suit and head down to the gym.
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    I've met quite a few guys at the gym. Both straight and gay. At least at the gym, you have an obvious starting point/ice breaker for something you have in common.. working out.
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    Oct 16, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
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    RobertF64 saidI've managed to rent an apartment above a *very* straight gym in Seattle.


    Seattle isn't cold.


    Its 47 degrees.

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    Oct 16, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 said
    Trollileo said
    RobertF64 saidI've managed to rent an apartment above a *very* straight gym in Seattle.


    Seattle isn't cold.


    Its 47 degrees.

    ....

    BAHAHAHAHA! 47 DEGREES!

    This morning it was a foggy 36 on the other side of the mountains and I went for a run before the fog began to wear off in shorts and a T-shirt.


    Mmm... Ok. I'll channel my ex-chicago upbringing and say that it's chilly.

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    Oct 16, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI've met quite a few guys at the gym. Both straight and gay. At least at the gym, you have an obvious starting point/ice breaker for something you have in common.. working out.


    I've met some great guys over the years at my gyms. Of course you don't stand around talking and not working out - - hogging the weights or treadmills.......you wouldn't do that.

    Other places to meet great guys:

    * Through your friends and business relationships.
    * Clubs you belong to (Rotary, or your own alumni association - go to the meetings.)
    * Your college class reunions and through fraternity brothers.
    * When you're out running, swimming laps or cycling.
    * In your neighborhood / local tennis courts.
    * I met my current / permanent b.f. right here in Forums 3 years ago.

    I've met quality guys (some becoming boy friends) at each of these places. The last place I'd probably ever meet quality guys though is at a bar (except for my one-nighter days, and that was a long time ago).

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    Oct 16, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    I've found that the best way to meet people is through the internet. lol
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    Oct 16, 2011 8:55 AM GMT
    No, we don't stand around and talk for hours and hog the equipment, but get on with the business of building muscle.
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    Oct 16, 2011 8:58 AM GMT
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:41 AM GMT
    mouillepoint saidThe greatest places to meet people are in the pub or at the gym, period.



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    I find that courses/groups are the best place for meeting new people. You are in regular extended contact with people with whom you clearly have things in common with, to a degree, and natural bonds are made as opposed to forced/artificial/manipulative ones. Examples: school, sports team, evening classes, work/study schemes....

    I also think that this site is anomalous in the sense that friendships can often be developed over time/extended interaction, as it really isn't as heavily hook-up geared, but more e-social than most other 'gay websites', that I at least know about.
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:51 AM GMT
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    mouillepoint saidThe greatest places to meet people are in the pub or at the gym, period.



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    lol I am reading their lips and that person is clearly NOT saying Computer Says No. Probably "Computer Says "Nein" the German word for No.


    Not when the the person in question is a comic tranny who has an affected south-east English working class accent...Just sayin'