Looking for signs a guy at the gym is interested in you?
The gym is a great place to flirt and meet new people, plus, you get the added insight that the person is fit!
If you want to know if a guy at your gym likes you, here are some of the key signs to look out for:
11 Signs a Guy at the Gym Is Interested In You
If you’re spotting one or more of the following signs, you can be pretty sure he’s interested in getting to know you better!
He’s Always Around When You’re Working Out
If a guy is interested in you, he’ll likely want to ‘bump’ into you as much as possible.
The best way for him to do this is to work out at the same time as you or position himself so that he can see you.
It may seem like a coincidence when he starts turning up at the same time as you, but it’s also likely he’s figured out your routine!
He Makes Eye Contact
Making eye contact is one of the most basic forms of body language that shows someone that you’re interested in them.
If a guy is constantly looking your way, it’s probably a sign that he’s attracted to you.
When you’re working out, there isn’t a lot left to the imagination if you’re in basic gym wear, too, so you know he likes what he sees.
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He Smiles at You
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to smile at someone, but how many strangers that cross your path actually take the time to smile at you?
If you’re going to say ‘a lot’, then you’re obviously very popular! For most people, it doesn’t happen unless the guy is interested in getting to know them better.
Smiling is a way to be polite, sure, but it’s also a way of showing interest and attraction.
He Talks to You
If a guy at your gym makes an effort to speak with you, it means he’s interested in getting to know you better.
Most people like to be left alone to focus on their workout, so it takes some nerve to speak to someone else at the gym while they’re in the ‘zone’.
He may make small talk about your workout routine or what type of exercises you like to do, anything is an in-road into getting to know you.
He Offers to Help You
If a guy offers to ‘spot’ for you, help you out when you’re using free-weights, set a machine for you, etc., he’s taking steps to get to know you better.
This is one of the best ways to start making small talk to someone at the gym without it looking forced, or like he’s trying to pick you up – even if he is.
He Stands Close to You
There’s a thin line between acting a bit creepy and annoying someone – and just making it known that you’re interested.
As long as the guy is doing this in the right way, it’s flattering to have him want to stand close to you – especially if you find him attractive.
You can test just how keen he is by moving around and seeing if he follows you, or if he’s really interested in the equipment you’re using.
Related – Signs a guy likes you but is intimidated to approach you.
He Gives You Compliments
If a guy starts complimenting your appearance or fitness level, it’s definitely a sign that he’s attracted to you.
He may tell you that you have great legs or that you’re looking toned – all of which is more appropriate at a gym where you’re working on your tone!
It’s always nice to get a compliment, no matter how small it is. There aren’t many guys who do this without having intentions.
He Wants to Know if You’re Single
This one doesn’t take much of an explanation. If a guy asks if you’re single, it’s clear that he wants to know if it’s worth his time pursuing you.
He might not have the nerve to ask you outright. Look for signs that he’s trying to find out by asking questions like, “Did you do much last night?”, or “Doing much this week?”
Alternatively, some guys who are oozing with confidence will just come out and ask you.
He’s Clearly Not Focusing on Working Out
Let’s not forget why the guy is at the gym in the first place – to work out and get a decent exercise session in.
If he’s spending time flirting, trying to talk with you, and following you around, he’s not going to get much exercise done.
Who knows, you might even catch him dropping a weight or slipping on the treadmill if he’s really not paying enough attention!
He Follows You on Social Media
It’s not that difficult to find someone on social media these days and there is nothing wrong with someone you’ve not spoken to sending you a friend request.
If a guy at the gym has spent the time to find you on social media, I think it’s pretty obvious that he’s keen.
It’s a good in or out for you, too. If you don’t accept his request, he’ll know you’re not interested. If you do accept, you have an icebreaker to start talking.
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He Talks to You Outside of The Gym
Some guys will respect a girl’s time when she’s in the gym and leave her to focus on working out – he might want to focus, too.
If a guy from the gym bumps into you outside of the gym and mentions he recognizes you from the gym, he clearly was paying more attention than you realized!
If a guy at the gym you go to is exhibiting any of these signs, it’s very likely that he’s attracted to you and interested in getting to know you better.
So, if you like him – go ahead and flirt back, this could be the start of something special.
At least you have something in common, you both go to the same gym!
Image credits – Photo by GRAHAM MANSFIELD on Unsplash
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.