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I'm not a social butterfly. I need someone to help me build a strategy. Here's the deal.. I was at the gym last week and in walks an absolute 10 wearing a Tennessee shirt (I live in Mississippi). I wanted to say something but I let her walk right by me and she gets on an elliptical.. opportunity wasted. Well I see her again the next day, she's on the elliptical again and I search for a ring but I couldn't get a good look without being creepy. Saw her again yesterday... she get's off the elliptical and starts working the machines. No ring. We look at each other all the time but I'm struggling to strike up a conversation. My intial plan was to say something at the water fountain but I noticed yesterday that she brings her own water. I've got to say something next time I see her or I'm gonna lose my mind, could be tonight. I usually don't have trouble with this because I usually follow the 3 second rule and say something right away but I didn't do that here and this girl has me trippin. I need a coach.
I'll update my progress in this thread for your entertainment
P.S. If by chance you are this girls dad please keep quiet so I can have a chance here. Thanks
Its been a while since I had to do that or been in a gym but I know most of the women that I used to know hated get hit on in the gym. Good luck though
Yeah last thing i want to do is creep somebody out and make them shy away from the gym but this is something I have to do for my own mental health.
Quit wasting your time and do something. Hate to say it but sack up for lack of better words. If you are taking your time you might miss your opportunity. Do it tonight at the gym if she is there. What do you have to loose?
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Just wear nothing but your underarmor and ask her to spot you while you bench press lol, that should break the ice
Say, "I noticed your Tennessee shirt the other day. Are you a Vol fan?"
Couldn't have a better ice breaker than that.
I know dude you don't have to yell at me.
Then show her my socks but I have to be careful which shoe to take off because I only have one Tennessee sock.
No yelling haha. Just trying to get you to get out there. I wish you nothing but the best for sure!
Ask her how she thinks the Vols are going to do this year and see if she is even worth the time! Seriously though, my only advice would be to not "hit" on her. No lines needed. Just talk to her like she is a friend. I was half way serious about the Vols though. Since she was wearing a shirt, she obviously has some kind of affiliation, so that could be a good ice breaker. Just don't ask her out during your first conversation, unless your 100% sure she'd say yes. Good luck my friend.
I know I need to grow a pair. It's embarrassing. The fact is I have never in my life approached a girl that looks this good. She scares the crap out of me. I'm here seeking motivation and accountability so I do appreciate your comments.
Most girls you would want to date just want a genuine person. If she's attracted to you, she will be happy you approached her without some cheesy pickup line. Just be yourself. The Vol connection is your in. I would try to relax and act like talking to her is no big deal.
this is easy. slip her a small note with your number before u leave.
say didn't want to be disrespectful but I couldnt help but notice how beautiful you are. heres my number if you wanna get dinner sometime.
I don't think that would work and I wouldn't feel good about myself after that. I have got to man up here.
This post was edited by volfan28 20 months ago
Just sprinkle glitter on yourself and stand in the sunlight (artificial light will work too). She should come running. Seriously just say Hi. If you get the smile keep talking, if not shut up and take your frustration out on the weights
Remember to reflect confidence. Sliding a note worked in middle school but chicks don't want a guy like that. In my experience, while I am not married, I have done a lot of dating. Confidence is key my man. Portray confidence and victory will be yours
You only have 1 Tenn sock? Cmon man get some gear and wear it in there and talk to the girl!!! Hot women like guys with the guts to just talk to em. Way too many of us are afraid to. Good luck! Meet marry her and produce us some new recruits! LOL
Don't compliment her on her looks or her body, she has heard it a million times. Next time she is lifting compliment her form, and ask her a ? About what she is doing. That should break the ice.
What comes to your mind when you see her? Something appropriate ofcourse. Just say what's on your mind. The only time girls get creeped out is when a guy stares at her without saying anything or saying something inappropriate. I bet you, if she's seen you look at her and you haven't talked to her yet, then she's probably already labeled you as a shy guy. The best thing at this point to do would be to approach her with innocent confidence. My definition of innocent confidence is saying whatever's on your mind (respectfully, ofcourse) with a "I hate to bother you, but.." type feel. It seems like it's bothering the heck out of you and trust me, you would rather be rejected then never know what could have been made from just striking up a conversation. Just one line, man. The conversation will build after that.
Then you know what you gotta do. the worst thing that could happen is she says no so what. better then never knowing imo
If you got a Tennessee shirt, wear it. It may even provoke her to come and talk to you. Otherwise, you got some good advice in here.
Love this thread. I like the question about how the vols will do this year. Then proceed to ask her if she goes to any games? If she doesn't you could invite her to your favorite bar or restaurant to watch a game. If you get conversation going good at least get her name. If she seems interested get her number. The worst that can I happen is she says no thx. Being shy is something I finally grew out of it has done wonders. Good luck man.
This post was edited by MTVol3 20 months ago
Just go up, say hi and introduce yourself. That's it.
Say hi while you are wearing a UT shirt. That will give you a common ground. If you don't have one, we'll pitch in and buy you one.
Ask if she'd like to go get coffee sometime.
If she says no, who cares.
If she says yes, great but remember it's only coffee.
Good luck dude. Remember there are a zillion girls out there, don't get super hung up on this one.
Say" Hey sweet thang, you look like a possible 8. You and me could make 18 if your heads on straight"
It sometimes worked for Bobby Bear in the 80's.
This post was edited by bloodrunorange 20 months ago
Good god man- don't come here for advice
1. Grow a beard.
2. Wear an eyepatch.
3. Ask her if she knows anything about killing raccoons.
Just comment on her Tennessee apparel. But do it soon, the longer the wait, the more awkward it will be to bring it up. Good luck! Unless you follow the first three steps, in which case, may God have mercy on your soul.
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