Analyze This Encounter

  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 11, 2013 12:16 AM GMT
    I was at the gym yesterday and was resting in between sets. I noticed a guy looking at me and I made eye contact a few times with him. Finally he came over and introduced himself and we put out his hand for a handshake. Turns out he has only been going to this gym for a week and he actually lives in the same apartment complex as me. Also he is only 17!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    I asked some questions and that's how I found out this information and then we went on to working out.

    If I ever made eye contact with a guy at the gym like that, he would do nothing or he would nod his head, like "hi" So I am just a little weirded out by someone going that far. He seemed to be straight and was just friendly. I did notice him looking at me before and even other guys who were working out. So maybe he is gay. But young as hell LOL
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    Jul 11, 2013 12:22 AM GMT
    Maybe he was just trying to make friends at his new gym.
  • Timbales

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    Jul 11, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    He saw you at the complex and saw you at the gym. Even if he does want more, you're in charge of what you do. Maybe he's just a nice guy.
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    Jul 11, 2013 12:25 AM GMT


    "Analyze This Encounter"

    ...and end up reading way too much into it. icon_wink.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 11, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    meninlove said

    "Analyze This Encounter"

    ...and end up reading way too much into it. icon_wink.gif


    I would give Doug's views some real thought here. I agree.
    He may just want someone to talk to, to be friendly with. He may have seen you at the apartment building. It may mean NOTHING.

    And even if he was hotter than hell and after you, he's 17, stay away.
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    Jul 11, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    Wait a second guys!

    Now when he made eye contact.. Was it just a stare then a friendly smile?..

    Did his head bob s-l-o-w-l-y?
    Was it a quick nod..then a short smile?

    When he shook your hand..how long did the shake last?
    Was it a firm grip?
    ..Who released hands first?

    ..Did he look you right in the eyes..or did his eyes gaze?
    Did they gaze away..or did they kinds canvas your bod?

    When he walked away..was he eager?
    Did he do it slowly?
    Did he look back and smile a second time?

    Don't leave us hanging icon_sad.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 11, 2013 4:18 AM GMT
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    Jul 11, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    For now be his workout buddy and friend. If he hits on you after he turns 18, then go for it. You're not much older than he is.
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    Jul 11, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    Don't over analyse it. My partner had a few very young friends at his gym some years ago, and it was pure friendship. See what happens.
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    Jul 11, 2013 4:43 AM GMT
    I don't see anything suspicious about this. Honestly, I wish I had friends at the gym I go to, so this isn't a bad thing.

    This isn't really the same thing, but the first day I went to the gym for a three day free trial, there was this older, in shape guy in the weight room. We made eye contact a few times, and he finished his workout before I did. When I was leaving, I walked by the front desk and saw someone quickly wave as I walking past it. It was the same guy, but now he was fully dressed, and as it turns out, he's the manager of the gym.

    I feel bad, as I wasn't really thinking and don't think I waved back. I saw him again a few days later, so I'm guessing he works out there at around the same time every day. I'm most likely going to get a membership there, so I'll try and introduce myself when I see him again.
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    Jul 11, 2013 5:01 AM GMT
    Maybe he's watching other guys to check his form? That's what I do most of the time. (I swear!) ;)
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    Jul 11, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    wyrln saidMaybe he was just trying to make friends at his new gym.


    THIS.
  • danisnotstr8

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    Jul 11, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
    You should have suggested you hit the sauna together. What were you thinking? ;)
  • Just_Tim

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    Jul 11, 2013 6:45 AM GMT
    Timbales saidHe saw you at the complex and saw you at the gym. Even if he does want more, you're in charge of what you do. Maybe he's just a nice guy.


    Those REALLY do exist!
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 11, 2013 7:50 AM GMT
    I didn't want to over analyze and I am pretty sure that when it happened and thinking about it now that he is just a nice guy introducing himself. I am just not used to that in the gym. I am from the East and when I moved here it was weird having people say hi to you first and smile. The friendliness is just weird and for them to come to me is weird.

    I mean, it was nice and maybe he will be a good friend or workout buddy, who knows. I tend to be very oblivious in the gym to these things icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    Don't overthink it. If I lived in the same apartment complex as someone I saw at the gym, I'd likely say hello and introduce myself too.

  • BillandChuck

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    Jul 11, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Phillips_73 saidDon't overthink it. If I lived in the same apartment complex as someone I saw at the gym, I'd likely say hello and introduce myself too.


    +1x2
    Second post within an hour or so with "over-thinking" in it. Agreed that if I saw a neighbor at the same gym we'd make contact, particularly if we were new to the area or gym or he was. And as far as him being underage, that's in your court to act responsibly! Amazing how very often that comes into play as we become 'of a certain age'.
  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 13, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    Phillips_73 saidDon't overthink it. If I lived in the same apartment complex as someone I saw at the gym, I'd likely say hello and introduce myself too.




    he didn't recognize me at all we never saw each other before, I found out we lived at the same place when we talked for a lil