When people get heartbroken or just ended a relationship, we tend to relieve our stress in different places, depending on our mood or the gravity of the loss of a partner. Some choose to consume all the beers they can drink in celebration or dismay; while some prefer quiet places to either cry aloud alone or cry inside and try to move on.
Also for some people, which account for most friends I know, ending one relationship is a preparation to another one coming. We tend to deviate ourselves from the hurt and instead focus on being the better person, inside and out. It may sometimes have to do with frustrations left undealt with or kindled by having another ex that we resort to beautify ourselves and increase our value by getting fit, or sexier for that matter. Hence, we start hitting the gyms.
Gyms and the LGBT Community
The great thing about the LGBT community is that we can almost always blend in with heterosexuals in our neighborhood, which is the ideal set-up for everyone. On a peaceful day, this is best for our gender-fluid or curious friends to socialize themselves with potential gym buddies while achieving their new body goals.
For some of us who cannot attest to a fully positive social experience, we tend to go somehow exclusive. Thanks to our co-LGBT peers who come up with gyms that cater to us without discrimination. Well, even when there’s no existent gender issue within our neighborhoods, it still bests that we have these places that offer us a haven for meeting others who can relate to us because they’re among us.
Love For Ourselves
While fitness is already a given reason why people hit the gyms, we should also see how it also acts as a ‘love center.’ In the purest form, humanity has created these training grounds to devote time and effort in the upkeep of our physical and mental well-being, through exercise and workouts.
We focus on giving ourselves a dose of love that no one else can give. With every drop of sweat that leaves our bodies, we reduce the toxins that can kill us inside. We shed excess weight and build lean mass that allows us to function better in our lives. While it may appear as superficial love due to idealized body goals, we knew there’s a deeper cause.
Possible Romantic Love
While we’re busy spending time on ourselves, we cannot omit the fact that others may start to notice and that some level of attraction could form between gym users. Recent market studies show that we react somehow positively to others who hit on us while working out. In a case of an ended previous relationship, this may signal a new one coming in.
If this happens to you while in the gym, be careful but never close your doors to opportunities. Love can happen anywhere, and being in the same place can imply common interests. The Internet has featured dozens of these love stories. In time and if the conditions are right, the next one we may reading is about you and your newly found gym love.