--But it's still not easy to start a conversation, which is why we've got some tips to help you out. Here are three things that can HELP you flirt at the gym, and three things that can ruin your chances. First, here's the stuff you SHOULD do.
#1.) Wear Dark Clothing. White clothes stain yellow and look gross once you start sweating. So go for darker colors, like black or navy blue. And obviously wear deodorant or antiperspirant as well.
#2.) Talk to an Employee. If you don't know how to approach someone, ask about them first. The receptionist or one of the trainers might know their name, and also if they're single. They might even know something about them to help break the ice.
#3.) Give Them a Compliment, but Don't Use It as a Chance to Brag. Guys tend to do this. They say something like, "You're amazing. Your workout is almost as hard as MINE." Which is OKAY, but not great.
--Instead, say something like, "Your workout is crazy. There's no WAY I could do that." Even if you don't really think it's true, it gets your foot in the door.
--Now here are three ways to RUIN your chances of meeting someone at the gym.
#1.) Stare at Yourself in the Mirror. If you're watching your form, that's understandable. Just don't be one of those people who stands there flexing. NO ONE likes those people.
#2.) Point Out Something They're Doing Wrong. It might seem like an easy way to start up a conversation, but it's not a great way to approach someone. You'll just look arrogant, and they won't want to talk to you.
--If it's not your FIRST conversation, then it's okay. But wait until they're done with their reps so they'll have a few minutes to talk.
#3.) Be Gross. That includes things like too much grunting, and not wiping your sweat off of the machines. A lot of people notice that stuff, and it's not attractive.