Forgive me for stating the obvious but, yes, the gym. Ever since I was in high school, I had a membership to my local gym. To be completely straight about it, I was so intentionally aloof that I wouldn’t make eye contact with anyone while I was there. Any man who dared to strike a conversation with me was met with my own version of the Heisman. In fact, to many of them I was outright rude. Yep. I was that girl. Nice, huh? My goal was to work out and then get out.
My goal now is still the same, but my attitude is much different. When I went to Pure Austin with my friend, Jane, I was far more aware of my surroundings than I have ever been. As I was looking around, I noticed a lot of guys there working out too (I know, I know. Big surprise!). It made me ask myself, why wouldn’t this be a great place to meet a nice guy? Then, I remembered all of the men who had tried to talk with me and I didn’t give them the time of day. The reality is the gym is a great place to meet a nice guy!
So, this ends up being a Hot Spot and Relationship Tip rolled into one. The Hot Spot is: ladies, join your local gym and go work out there. Although I love the place and know a ton of great guys who work out there (hint, hint), it doesn’t have to be Pure Austin. If you don’t already have a gym membership, pick one that’s convenient to either your home or office (except a place like Curves that’s for women only). Then, go.
The Relationship Tip is: be approachable. Actually, I already wrote about this (see Relationship Tip #6). I’m taking my own advice, by the way, but that’s a post for another day.