Hey there! So you’ve got a guy interested in working with you. That’s great! But what does it mean? Is he just trying to be friendly, or is he interested in something more? Here’s what you need to know.
There could be several reasons a guy wants to work with you. Maybe he’s just trying to be friendly and wants to get to know you better. Or perhaps he’s interested in something more and is hoping that working out together will help him score a date.
Of course, without asking him directly, there’s no way to know his intentions. But there are a few telltale signs that can give you a clue as to whether he’s just being friendly or interested in something more. For example, does he go out of his way to talk to you and make sure you’re comfortable? Does he laugh at your jokes, even when they’re not funny? Does he accidentally brush up against you when you’re working out together?
If you see any of these signs, then it’s possible that the guy is interested in something more than just working out together. But even if he isn’t showing any of these signs, that doesn’t necessarily mean he isn’t interested. The only way to know for sure is to ask him directly. So go ahead and give it a shot – worst-case scenario, you’ll end up with a new workout buddy!
He Initiates Contact
If he’s constantly texting you, sending you DMs, or finding ways to run into you at the gym, then it’s likely that he’s interested in you. On the other hand, if he only contacts you when he wants to work out, it’s probably just about the exercise.
He Asks Personal Questions
He’ll ask more personal questions if he’s interested in getting to know you. Questions about your family, your job, your hobbies, etc. If he only asks questions about how much you can lift or how fast you can run, it’s probably just about the workout.
He Remembers the Little Things
Does he remember your coffee order or that you’re allergic to peanuts? If so, then he’s interested in you! On the other hand, if he doesn’t remember anything about you except that you like to work out at 6 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then it’s probably just about the exercise.
1. He’s Cute: Let’s be accurate; you’re even considering going to the gym with him because he’s cute. And that’s not a bad thing! If you’re attracted to him, there’s a good chance that working together will only improve things. Plus, getting a little extra motivation to hit the gym never hurts when someone as cute as him is your workout buddy.
2. You Can Get To Know Each Other Better: Sometimes, it can be hard to get to know someone if you only see them in large group settings or out at bars. Going to the gym together can be a great way to get some one-on-one time and learn more about each other without all the distractions of day-to-day life.
3. It Shows That He’s Health-Conscious: If he’s asking you to go to the gym with him, it shows that he cares about his health and wants to live a long and active life. That’s a good quality in a potential partner!
1. He Might Be Using You For A Free Workout: We’ve all been there. You meet someone at the gym and start working together, but they suddenly stop coming around once they realize they don’t have to pay for a gym membership anymore. If this guy has been asking you for a while and only now wants to go to the gym with you, there’s a chance he’s just using you for a free workout.
2. You Might Feel Awkward Working Out Together: Let’s face it, working out can be awkward enough without adding the pressure of impressing someone else. If you’re not comfortable working out in front of other people, then going to the gym with him might not be the best idea.
3. He Might Be A Show Off: Some guys can’t help but show off at the gym (lifting heavier weights than they need to, grunting loudly, etc.). If this is the case, chances are he’ll be just as much of a show-off around you as he is when he’s alone. And who wants to deal with that?
Overall, there are pros and cons to working out with a guy you’re interested in. If you’re attracted to him, and he’s showing signs that he’s interested in you, it might be worth giving it a shot. But if you’re not comfortable working out in front of other people, or you think he might just be using you for a free workout, it might be best to steer clear. What do you think? Is working out with a guy worth the risk?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Is working out together a date?
Increased inspiration means more time spent exercising. Working out with a partner or friend may be much more fun if you make it a date. You've got a lot going for you: showing up to the workout and being motivated the whole time. As the saying goes, "first impressions are lasting."
Is it better to work out with a partner?
It's more probable that you'll stick with your workout routine if you have a workout buddy. Working with a partner who inspires you to keep going makes the work more enjoyable (and productive). And there's no harm in a little healthy rivalry.
Do couples that work out together stay together?
According to the 2014 article "5 Reasons Why Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together," published in Psychology Today, couples who participate in physically and mentally challenging activities report higher levels of relationship satisfaction and an even deeper love for one another.
How do you get your partner to work out with you?
1. When your significant other exercises, offer a compliment. 2. Plan enjoyable methods for everyone to get active together. 3. Share your fitness accomplishments. 4. If everything else fails, keep asking.
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