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How to pick up a guy at the gym: The 10 commandments

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The Lord once said that one of the good things about the gym, especially if you’re not a sporty person and just want to find motivation to work on your body, is that it’s full of handsome dudes that you would gladly take home. The Lord also knew that there might be just one who caught your attention, and you have no idea how to land the phone number of just that one individual. Fear not, dear followers, as Mainly Male has 10 tips on how to make this happen. Behold, the Ten Gym Guy Picking Up Commandments!

One
(It’s not “don’t pick up the phone you know he’s only calling ’cause he’s drunk and alone”). The first thing that you should do is complete your workout as usual. However, make sure to modify it a bit so that it’s a bit closer to what The Guy is doing (of course, in case something happens you’ll be denying this). You can also try to find several Instagram workout accounts, find an exercise you think he would be interested in and wait for him to come and ask you how to do it.

Two
Letting someone know that you’re interested is not possible without a bit of eye contact, and this is where your seductive yet innocent look should be helpful. Even though staring at him while he’s working out is an absolute sin, a bit of looking here and there will definitely make him realize you’re into him.

Three
The outfit is the first thing people notice, and this is why you should do your best to look extremely fashionable at the gym. Try to wear cool gym shorts and pair them with classic men’s tank tops that look good on you. Make sure that everything’s the proper size though, as too baggy or too tight clothes are not attractive. Choosing the best outfit is equal to unlocking the gates of gay heaven.

Four
The next step is to wake up the stalker in you. Looking at him occasionally perhaps won’t do you much, so try to find out more about him. The first thing you need to do is find his Instagram account (if you don’t know his name, you could eavesdrop or ask at the front desk). Try to find him with the help of hashtags or the gym location, and follow him immediately. That way you’ll show him you’re interested, and if you get a follow back, you’ll be closer to your goal.

Five
Now it’s time to make your move. The best way to do this is by asking him something related to a certain position (don’t try to make sexual references yet!), and that way make sort of a connection. You can ask him to spot you while you’re doing military press. DON’T ask him to stand behind you and spot you while you’re lying flat on the bench press. Not yet at least.

Six
If you did steps 4 and/or 5, make sure to greet him with a simple “hello” the next time you see him at the gym. If everything goes according to plan, you’ll soon be able to even have a small talk. As far as this is concerned, make sure to ask him something you know he’s interested in (as a result of step #4).

Seven
Slow and steady wins the race, so try to repeat step #6 a couple of times, but always add a certain twist. Sometimes complain about something that you know he’ll also complain about, or compliment something that he does or is wearing. Once you start talking to him more regularly, you’ll see what your chances are.

Eight
If he’s in a different time slot at the gym, don’t change your whole schedule just to see him every day. Perhaps you saw your future husband by accident, but this shouldn’t be the reason to change your routine. Of course, do this a couple of times a week, but keep your original schedule, at least in the beginning.

Nine
Nothing out of these will be possible if you don’t make yourself approachable. Remember to always look positive and optimistic, but not very positive as you don’t want him to think you’re a weirdo (so no dancing maniacally to Dua Lipa in between your workouts).

Ten
The last Commandment states: Fear Not! You have nothing to lose (except your dignity, and you’ll probably have to move to a different gym or choose a time you know he won’t be there if things don’t work out), but if you play your cards well and stay realistic, there won’t be a need for this.

Act natural, do your best and get the guy! (God likes this). Good luck!

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I caught up with artist Edgar Murillo to admire the men that have been inspiring his work.

When did you discover and begin to explore your passion for art and illustration?

I discovered it from birth. I was born deaf and it was difficult for me to communicate with my family, so I used papers and pencils to draw to be able to communicate something. I draw every day, and I’m very happy.

How would you describe your style of illustration?

Honestly, I don’t know what my style is – I draw different types of drawings and I keep making more drawings with new styles. The important thing is that people like it a lot.

Who are some of your heroes or artistic inspirations?

SilverJow, Kimjunggius, and Nesskain – you must follow him!

Are the men you draw hyper-masculine?

Yes – I’m a pogonophile – I love furry!

The inspiration comes from my imagination, friends, movies, and social networks. The majority of men that I draw are from Barcelona, others from America.

Do you accept commissions?

Not yet. I’m focused on making movies, and several other projects.

What do you expect people to feel when they look at your work?

Hypnotised! Some people have told me that they find my drawings arousing.

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