Question by Counter Swarmer: Are Gyms really “Meat Markets”?Or is this BS by Internet and Current Generation of Young Adults?
Hello. I’m a Pro Boxer in training.I got into an argument with another person.The whole thing started with her calling me a nerd who has no life because I’m into “Hobbies labeled with Geeky Terms”.So I countered saying I probably have more of a life than her,I train in the Gym 8 hours a day and could run 2 miles in 10 minutes,something I told her she probably can’t do any of those stuff and also I have more life than she does for other reasons(I actually pay attention to current events for example and I actually am gonna join the Militia).
Argument turned into a **** storm and then made this comment that got me awed.
“So working out a gym for 8 hours a day, 7 days a week means that you have a life?! It means the exact opposite. There’s a reason why gyms are commonly referred to as “meat markets”, bakaologist. A lot of people go there to find Mr. or Ms. Right Now. Though, if you’re continuously working out at the gym for 8 hours a day, sounds like you’ve failed in that department.”
This comment did not really hurt me at all(pathetic counter lol!) but it got me curious.
She says the Gyms are considered to be”Meat Markets” where you find Mr. or Mrs. Reason why I’m sort of intrigued is simple.
1)PEOPLE GO TO THE GYM TO TRAIN,not start relationships.Anyone who goes to a gym to look for Mr. or Mrs. obviously never been habitually train in the Gym.Seriously, would you really go to a place full of sweaty people to find Mr. or Mrs?
2)In the Gym I go to,there is not flirtation or Romantic interaction between the opposite sex.Rather everyone I know in the Gym I go to is often too busy training in the gym to flirt with girls,In fact most people I know in the gym I go to tell me they don’t have Girlfriends.Also rarely do any female go to the gym I train at. In fact aside from overweight women,women concern about their stomach,and women who are training for sports,,from my experience girls don’t typically go to gyms!Nor did any of my buddies at the Gym agreed with the notion Gyms are “Meat Markets” to meet Mrs. or Mr.They all tell me absolute Bull ****.
3)If Gyms were really seen as “Meat Markets” to start a relationship like this little girl claims,then why the hell doesn’t popular media portray Gyms as a hot area to flirt with girls and find chicks or hunks to date with?I mean from everything I seen in popular media from Entertainment to Pop Culture to movies to even TV Shows and the News,they never portrayed Gyms in the manner that the person I’m arguing with states.Instead Popular Media portrays gym as a haven for rough tough men,men who are trying to become strong and athletic,and for women who are trying to lose weight.
4)Different kinds of Gyms.TBH the gym I go to is not a regular gym.As I stated earlier,I’m a Pro Boxer in training.Thus the Gym I go to is not a casual gym but a gym specializing for Boxing and MMA training.So that girl I’m arguing with thinks that a Boxing Gym or MMA Gym is used to find chicks or Hunks?Also,gyms used in specialized camps(basketball camps,baseball camps,etc.) are used to start a relationship?ROFLOL!You won’t find hot chicks in a Boxing and MMA Gym most of the time nor will you actually likely to find a Hunk in Gyms for Girl’s Volleyball camp.
5)Pro Athletes-If Gyms were really Meat Markets,wouldn’t all Pro athletes have a relationship for now?Also by using her logic,top champs like Mike Tyson are losers in their social lives because they haven’t got a girlfriend early in their career despite the fact they spend most of their time in Gyms?
She’s saying that I’m a nerd with no life-yet she doesn’t even know the basics of what a Gym is lol!
Your opinions?While I have experience going to normal gyms,I mainly go to a Boxing Gym so it may be different in mainstream Gyms.
So are regular Gyms really “Meat Markets”?Or is this BullShit by Internet and Current Generation of Young Adults,who don’t even habitually go to the gym?
Answer by Ashley
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