How to hook up at the gym

Associate Consultant in ER

*Guys, I spotted someone I like at my gym. I did some research, I already know that we have some "friends" in common and work in the same industry. How would you approach a hot girl / boy at the gym? Ps: I would like to avoid any public humiliation...

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Nov 11, 2019

Offer them help at the squat rack and squat behind them.

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Dec 8, 2019

Assuming monkeys can squad more than girls lul

Cocky millionaire

Nov 11, 2019

lol Too aggressive. Other options?

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  • Associate 3 in IB - Ind
Nov 11, 2019

You created this topic anonymously but then responded with your username.

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  • Analyst 1 in CorpDev
Nov 11, 2019

Fucking amateur hour

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 12, 2019

Most people didn't notice / let it slip.. until you called him out on it

Good one mate! ahhah

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Nov 12, 2019

Ps: I would like to avoid any public humiliation...

Oops, public humiliation FAIL

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Nov 12, 2019

Hahahaha, you can't make this shit up!

Tell her you asked a question on WSO anonymously, but answered with your user name. She'll die of laughter and ice will be broken.

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Nov 13, 2019

haha

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Nov 14, 2019

So what? This is not going to keep me awake at night. How old are you? Thanks for your insights...you must be a playboy.

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Nov 11, 2019

I normally would never recommend hitting on someone at the gym. If she isn't giving you eyes or a look, go back to the weights and forget it. Almost everyone is wearing headphones so you have almost to opportunity to talk to someone. Since you guys have friends in common, try to get an introduction that way.

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Nov 11, 2019

how do you know that you 'like' her if you've never spoken to her? you think that she is attractive, yes, but you do not yet have any way of knowing if you 'like' her.

so here's what you are going to do to learn more about her personality:

step 1: walk up to her

step 2: ask her if you can POUND HER IN THE ASS

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Nov 12, 2019

Where's @Lloyd BIankfein when you need him

Nov 12, 2019

^^^ this strategy works, just ask GRETA THUNBERG about it

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Nov 14, 2019

I was going to say that his definition of "like" means he wants to pound her in the ass but you beat me to it haha

Array

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Dec 8, 2019

no I want to be pegged :P

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Nov 11, 2019

Only losers approach women at the gym, let her work out in peace

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Nov 13, 2019

ugly powershitter detected

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Nov 11, 2019

Try lurking by the water fountain until she comes for a drink. When she comes try offering to hold the water for her or maybe ask her if she is "thirsty". This can turn into pleasantly awkward conversation. These are very high risk high reward strategies.

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Nov 12, 2019

in it to win it!

Nov 11, 2019

Wail and moan very loud and hard each rep, it will inevitably attract her towards you.

Pretend to be on your phone near her while she works out, and talkto your broker about buying $10 MILLION of stock before the Asian Market closes,and to take it out of your CAYMAN ISLANDS bank account (for extra credit, somehow fit into the conversation on your phone how you went to the same private school as Obama).

Keep your name a secret at first and later "accidentally" reveal it by dropping your business card while you walk past her. (Bonus points if its made from Australian gold-black brass and covered with white enamel finish

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Nov 14, 2019

Bill I've never seen you get in shape for a SINGLE one of your films

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Nov 15, 2019

Bill, you forgot to invite her over to your place and say, "For relaxing time...make it a Santori time"

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Dec 8, 2019

Hmm.... more intensity

Nov 11, 2019

Give them your biz card and resume along with how many silver bananas you have in WSO. She will be turned on immediately and ask you to take her home.

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 12, 2019

Gym game is all about signalling. Make loud mating sounds / moans as you lift, and don't take your eyes off her the entire time (minimise blinking as much as you can) - should work like a charm

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Nov 12, 2019

OP has to be a chick. What kind of dude says "girl / boy"?

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Nov 12, 2019
Pmc2ghy:

OP has to be a chick. What kind of dude says "girl / boy"?

+1 I agree.

Dec 10, 2019

In that case - just head on over while HE's benching and mount him - acting like you're spotting him

Nov 12, 2019

Go deadlift next to whichever machines shes going to. Spend 15 minutes by banging your head to some loud metal music blasting through your phone while you're putting on all your powerlifting gear on. Proceed to deadlift and start slamming the plates and grunting at the top of your lungs. Her LULU's will be wet by the end of it.

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Nov 12, 2019

This is actually really good advice. If I may, I would also add to do several shorter sets of power cleans and once you finish each set let the bar slam on the ground and bounce a bit. I emphasize multiple short sets so you can create as much noise as possible. She will love it, and the regulars at the gym will approve as well.

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Nov 12, 2019

You win, lmfao.

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Nov 12, 2019

You forgot to add chugging the pre workout drink and watching corny motivational body building compilations to get your 100% natty, 2.4% body fat self ready to make some gains. Side note; Lululemon makes great menswear, highly recommended for any athlete.

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Nov 12, 2019

You're really ahead of the curve on this one

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Nov 12, 2019

Oh yeah. Shaker cup for the good ole' c4 pre workout and a gallon of water jug to let everyone know u mean bidness.

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Nov 12, 2019
Pump and Dump:

Go deadlift next to whichever machines shes going to. Spend 15 minutes by banging your head to some loud metal music blasting through your phone while you're putting on all your powerlifting gear on. Proceed to deadlift and start slamming the plates and grunting at the top of your lungs. Her LULU's will be wet by the end of it.

Username checks out.

Array

Nov 14, 2019

honestly your name fits this thread so well, you pump her and then you dump her

Array

Nov 15, 2019

"Whenever you see a child who is half Asian... the father is never Asian."

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Nov 12, 2019

"How do I talk to a woman/man?!?!"

I don't know how people get through life lacking in basic social skills.

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Nov 12, 2019

CFA didn't teach me about this stuff man. Any certifications I can add to my name to show girls I know how to talk to them? Are there target gyms? Maybe going to Equinox is better than 24 Hour Fitness/ Gold's?

"The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary." - Nassim Taleb

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Nov 12, 2019

Don't lie about how much you lift, misrepresentation of past performance violates the CFA Standards since she could reasonably be a potential client if OP says they're in the same industry.

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Nov 12, 2019

I heard Equinox is a target gym, and has only the hottest and smart girls. You would never want to go to a non-target like Golds and get some bottom tier girls.

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Nov 22, 2019
Malta Monkey:

Are there target gyms? Maybe going to Equinox is better than 24 Hour Fitness/ Gold's?

Equinox is clearly better and has higher quality chicks, especially in SoHo.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Nov 13, 2019

Because it's not that basic. Why do you think incels are a thing?

Nov 12, 2019

You have no chance approaching someone at the gym if you're already afraid of public humiliation

Nov 12, 2019

ALSO DO YOU GO TO THE NOX

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Nov 12, 2019

Drop a dumbbell on the floor in front of her, then slowly bend over to pick it up and flex your muscles.

+1 if you take your shirt off first.

Nov 12, 2019

doing "research" on girls you wanna talk to, jimmy neutron?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/

Nov 12, 2019

There are a variety of tactics you can try ranging from pick up lines to ways to impress her:

  • If you're benching and she walks by, loudly shout "AAAAAAAAAND 1000!". Not many people can do 1000 reps in a row. That'll impress her
  • When she's sat at a weight bench, pull up one next to her and start doing curls. Look at her via the mirror with each curl and go "here for the gun show baby?". Then wink. Women love confidence
  • Bring a hype man with you. Always have that friend that shouts like a life coach on crack at you and goes "WOOOOOOOO" after 1 pull up. Not only will this gain her attention but it'll also help make friends at the gym. People love when others shout motivation things at the gym
  • When working out next to her, have blaring music from your headphone and loudly sing along. Women love guys with musical talent

If these don't work, I don't know what will

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Nov 12, 2019

Jokes aside (assuming this is genuine) - I wouldn't bother unless you two make eye contact routinely. I would leave her alone if she is working out, but a casual wave at her or "have a nice day" when she is leaving the gym (or coming in - open the door, etc.) is a measurable way to "break the ice".

Try not to push or make things awkward, but keep it casual as possible. If you two click, great, be friends and exchange names.

...I would definitely not approach the "mutual" friend aspect unless you know the person 100% well.

No pain no game.

Nov 12, 2019

Ask her what time it is.

Nov 13, 2019

It's closing time.

Because you should always be closing!

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Nov 15, 2019

ABC, Always Be Closing! Put that Coffee down.

Coffee is for closers only.

Nov 13, 2019

I love the responses to the question. Comedy gold.

Nov 13, 2019
Associate Consultant in ER:

*Guys, I spotted someone I like at my gym. I did some research, I already know that we have some "friends" in common and work in the same industry. How would you approach a hot girl / boy at the gym? Ps: I would like to avoid any public humiliation...

Go to Craigslist and put a post in the 'Missed Connections' section. With any luck, you'll get some hits.

NSFW, but someone once told me to check out 'Missed Connections' by putting your gym name in there.

Array

Nov 13, 2019

dont interrupt their workout unless they're basically staring you down and flashing you smiles. try to catch them on their way out or maybe if theyre stretching at the end of the workout, then strike it up. just not in the middle of sets or while they're doing sprints on the treadmill

Nov 13, 2019

I know this isn't serious, but my .02 is to just leave them alone unless it's blatantly obvious they want to chat.

As time goes on I think it's crazy how much girls are harassed (to different extents) everywhere they go. I'm not necessarily talking about a hello or something in the gym, but to not be able to walk down a block without guys yelling shit out to you kind of sucks.

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Nov 13, 2019

tell her/him you spend your free time on WSO and she/he will cum instantaneously and beg you to come home with her/him.

Nov 13, 2019

brush your ear right next to her as you walk by so your airpod walks out (dont let them see) - have her / him pick it up for you... begin conversation

Nov 15, 2019

actual advice bc the last 2 girls i dated i met at equinox.

wait til they're leaving, getting water, or just not in the middle of the workout. Walk up and say "hey my name is x, do you want to get drinks this week". if they say yes get their number and just walk away. Be quick. This shoulnd't take more than 15 seconds.

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Nov 15, 2019

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Nov 15, 2019

Do a work out class - hope yall are in the same group. Then complain to her about how hard it was. Do that for 2-3 classes. Then ask if she wants to get a smoothie after.

I tried this and she turned down the smoothie, but gave me her # and we would text and make small talk at the gym. Ended up hooking up 2 months later when I invited her out to day drink and watch football.

Just do that and don't be a weirdo when you see her after in the gym. You don't have to speak every time.

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Nov 18, 2019

if you're a girl, smile and wave to him, after the workout, by the coat hangers or whatever you have, just ask him his name "hey, I see you here all the time! I'm XYZ, what's your name?", he will talk to you if he's single/interested.

if you're a dude, far more subtle. act like you don't see her when you're going to the water fountain at the same time, but then let her go in front of you, if you see her struggling with a weight, offer help (do not do it unsolicited, but definitely offer). work out in an area of the gym next to her, asking if the space is taken. if you see her doing something you've never seen before (that's not sexual or something) ask her where she found it. notice all of that was subtle, not long convos, etc., I'm a big believer in the gym being sacred. if your gym is like mine, the weight room is 90% dudes and so chicks are always on high alert, do not approach a girl with an ask in the middle of her workout. do it before or after. "hey, I see you here all the time, I just wanted to introduce myself since I'm new to the area, I'm brofessor, nice to meet you." notice how I said that, you say your name, but not exactly ask her for hers. if she's awkward or offended, this gives her an out, she can not say her name, and give you a very clear signal that you need to back the fuck off.

alternative that's a bit creepy but more direct. if you've already stalked this person, find a recent pic of them with someone you know and follow. my go to was "hey, this is going to sound weird, but I saw a picture of my friend Fyodor and it looked like you were in the group, how do you know each other?" and same goes for the timing, never during a workout (unless you're a hot chick, interrupt people all day long), but this would work assuming the picture wasn't 10 years old and they actually did know each other. from there, let the conversation develop.

TLDR - if you have a dick and you're not looking for another, never approach during a workout, plant a couple seeds, let her remember your face, and then make the ask at a time when she's not working out. if you're a hot chick, anything goes except asking mid-rep

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Nov 18, 2019

"Come again"

Nov 18, 2019

learn red pill & female / male dynamics

been hooking up w a girl from the gym, from work and couple others,

also, have gotten multiple girls numbers from gym

all about developing the approach, I have a strat now...

confidence though, and don't be soy...

Nov 18, 2019

I take it you're a cobra tate disciple

Nov 18, 2019
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