So, where are you from?
October 11, 2012 6:48 PM Subscribe
Is picking people up at the gym a thing? How about at hotels?
posted by Rocket26 to human relations (28 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I work out/swim at a hotel in my area. It's a nice-ish hotel- they don't advertise their gym- but if you ask them, they'll let you purchase a membership.
I really like it because it's much quieter than they Y, less crowded and actually cheaper.
I don't stay in hotels much so I'm not sure what the culture is (and I'm married, so when I do I'm usually with my husband) but I've been hit on a few times at this hotel, usually in the gym or the pool.
The other day, very directly, in the hot tub(!) He was a totally fine looking not creepy fellow just trying to chat me up (I was with a girlfriend too, so not alone) but all of a sudden "Soooo.. are you single? Do you want to go out later?" Very directly. Flattering but a bit forward, espesh since I was in my bathing suit.
I realized, this has happened a couple of times at this place, maybe a bit less directly. I think people assuming I was also from out of town, "Hey, where are you from, so me and my buddies might grab a drink later..."
Is this like, a thing? A hotel thing? A gym thing? Just curious. I've been hit on before, certainly, but I'm so used to it being like subtle flirtation at this point, since I don't hang out at bars, and live in a fairly small town, and when I'm out and about I'm usually with my partner.
It doesn't bother me a ton, but definitely makes me more self-conscious about the whole hot tub thing, for sure.