I really find this an interesting question. There are several guys at my gym who I think of as pretty eligible. If I were single, I’d be quite interested, yet these guys, apparently intelligent and definitely hot and fit, can’t seem to find girlfriends. From talking to them, I know they’re definitely solo, not just leaving the girls at home while they work out.
It also interests me because I’m personally torn. Although I love that my guy started coming to the gym with me, is working hard and getting great results, I also prefer to work out alone. Don’t get me wrong - it’s great that he’s there, but unless we’re coincidentally needing the same piece of equipment or one of us needs a spot, it’s like I’m alone. When he started coming, a couple months after I did, we tried working out together, but I found him too social, workouts took longer and were less intense. Much as I love time with my honey, at the gym I’m not there to socialize - I’m on a mission.
Like E~ says, it’s personal time, time to be alone in your own headspace. Not that I’m being anti-social or a bitch, but when I’m there I really AM on a mission. I like to get in the right frame of mind and go kick my goals in the ass. I think that the degree of mental focus really precludes someone else’s participation. On the other hand, when I’m doing something less focused, less goal oriented, like kayaking, biking or hiking, I’m happy for the company.
E~ - I have family in Lethbridge. Next time I’m west for a wedding or whatever, I’ll have to make a detour down your way!
Mr. 'Cake - I SWEAR, I did send a pictorial, but those nasty moderators don’t allow nudity.