Meeting Guys at the Gym

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:23 PM GMT
    I know there have been topics on this but I just thought I'd share my story from last night here.

    So I go to a gym downtown which is pretty gay-friendly in which I'd say 7/10 there are gay. I saw this one guy who was an Adonis in every senese for me - he was gorgeous - blue eyes, light brown hair, tanned. Really hot! I don't go to the gym to intentionally meet guys but if it happens then great. I'm always up for meeting new people. So me and this guy continuosly lock eyes, and if I'm honest, it's mostly him doing all of the looking because it was something I could sense (and see) from a mile away.

    I normally hit the steam room after a good workout because I find it really helpful for recovery. When I'm in the steam room, the guy I've been locking eyes with comes in and sits adjescent to me. I didn't pay much attention to him but from the corner of my eye after about 5 minutes of being in there, I can hear and see him masterbating. He constantly kept making sounds and moving around to get my attention. I felt pretty uncomfortable, so I left even though he was super hot and I wanted to say something! I didn't because I knew it wasnt the right time and place.

    So a week goes by and I see this guy again. Same situation where we were locking eyes and what not. I was man enough to approach him and say "whats up?" He kinda looked down and nodded, so I just kinda brushed it off. Anyways, again I was in the steam room at the same time as he was. This time he was talking with another guy, who was a somewhat mutual friend of mine. I didn't really make any eye contact with him, but I heard his voice and he had a really thick accent. It was pretty hot. I got out of the steam room to get some water (I'm a bit of a pussy when it comes to the heat but whatever), and when I came back and opened the door, both guys kinda jumped. I kinda smirked a bit and sat as far away as I could, haha. It's a public space but I felt like I was intruding. The guy who I'd been locking eyes with was masterbating again and I just happened to look over. My eyes lit up. All of us kinda laughed and I shook my head. I think the steam room is for relaxing and not for play and am completley against it. We all kinda started talking about randomn shit. I found out the guy was Columbian, lives pretty close to me and was 27 (he looked a lot younger). When our mutual friend went to shower, I told the guy I don't mess around in public places, but I would take his number if he ever wanted to hang out. He ended up telling me he thought I was straight because I said "whats up?" to him in the gym, and he didnt want to start any problems, lol. I told him that I was just trying to introduce myself to avoid any awkward eye contact.

    Long story short I got his number and I'm thinking of getting to know him first and see where things lead. If you took time to read this then awesome, but if not, what have been your experiences with meeting guys at the gym? Cheers! icon_smile.gif
  • Jockwannabe

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    Dec 29, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    I guess downtown gyms are pretty cruisy huh.. Sounds fun. hah
    Dun have such experiences especially when i gym at my condo... Hope to hear more stories tho.. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 29, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Cool story, hope it works out for you.
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    Dec 29, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    Trollileo saidIn before Frosted Flakes.


    Wait for it... wait for it...

    I hear tell of hanky-panky at my gym but I have (thankfully) never witnessed it. It really doesnt' seem like that kinda place, especially since LA Fitness open and I think all the A-List gays migrated over there. I have seen two of them out at gay events and was dutifully ignored, which was fine with me.

    That said, I wish there was a non creepy way to let guys know you are friendly and receptive to conversation but don't want in their pants.
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
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    I would say that the OP should have this cafepressed onto a workout shirt, but it sounds like in this case it's not true.
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile said...That said, I wish there was a non creepy way to let guys know you are friendly and receptive to conversation but don't want in their pants.


    In a gym context, probably best just to do your workout and then GTFO. For me, I have enough trouble just sticking to my workout and showering and getting in and out for my lunch break.

    In most other contexts -- just talk to them like you would on anything else.

    Find common ground, and engage them on that.
  • Havenjock80

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    Dec 29, 2011 9:57 PM GMT
    Sounds like a bad habit and you might be one of his encounters.. I hope he is able to leave the steam room jerking if it works out!

    Good luck man.

    Goes something like this :" Sorry man.. its me not you! cant be tied down! I love jerking at gyms and its hard for me to give it up! "
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    Dec 29, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
    I wasn't cruising for guys in any sense. I introduced myself to a guy in hopes of meeting someone, and of course, to cut the awkward eye contact that we had been exchanging. It casually happened. And he just so happened to know a mutual friend of mine and we all began engaging in conversation. He's hot, but I in no way wanted any sort of sexual relationship with him because clearly I could have acted upon it in the steam room.
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    Dec 29, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    If you enjoy "hanging out" with guys who you will often find beating off with other guys at your gym, more power to you.icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 29, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    You're 19! Of course you're going to get cruised. What you do with that is up to you.

    I've never met any friends at the gym. Perhaps if you attend fitness classes, you'll have more of a chance at that.

    Who do you know who's "connected"? I've found that for me, knowing this type of person is crucial to meeting people. You have lots of time.
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    Dec 29, 2011 10:16 PM GMT
    CuriousOne saidIf you enjoy "hanging out" with guys who you will often find beating off with other guys at your gym, more power to you.icon_razz.gif


    I'm not sure if he always does that, or if he was just trying to get my attention.

    darius30 saidYou're 19! Of course you're going to get cruised. What you do with that is up to you.

    I've never met any friends at the gym. Perhaps if you attend fitness classes, you'll have more of a chance at that.

    Who do you know who's "connected"? I've found that for me, knowing this type of person is crucial to meeting people. You have lots of time.


    I think I handled the situation the best way I could. I wanted to introduce myself to him because of us continuously locking eyes. Luckily he wasn't someone necessarily randomn, and he was someone a friend of mine knew.
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    Dec 29, 2011 10:49 PM GMT
    woow i like ur story it amazingicon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 29, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    Props for not hooking up in the gym! As for the fapper:

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    Dec 29, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    FrostedFlakes saidProps for not hooking up in the gym! As for the fapper:

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    LOL Is that the holiday edition?
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    Dec 30, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
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    FrostedFlakes saidProps for not hooking up in the gym! As for the fapper:

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    LOL Is that the holiday edition?


    It's got a festive look to it, eh? icon_razz.gif