Meeting People OFFline.

11 Jul

This post is fueled by competitiveness and alcohol.

As you may or may not know, most Wednesday nights I host a podcast with a great Twitter friend of mine, @A_Dude79.  Our last two podcasts now have been the two of us bickering because of a suggestion I made about where to meet chicks:  Zumba class.

(Listen all about it:   Episode 11 and Episode 12.)

My argument is:  If a guy goes to a Zumba class, and OWNS Zumba.. (as in, participates and has fun with it, makes eye contact with fellow zumba-ers and has confidence..)  he is immediately totally hot, and could easily suggest drinks and get some phone numbers.

A_Dude’s argument is:  Girls will automatically think he’s either gay or creepy.. and girls subconsciously will rule him out because he won’t be giving off enough testosterone.

Now,  I am going to be testing this theory with my heterosexual male cousin.  We have a Zumba date lined up, and even though he is going with me to Zumba – we won’t be going in together, and we will pretend not to know each other.   So – the follow up will be on NEXT Wednesday’s podcast. (Always held at 10PM Central Standard Time.)

But-  in the meantime…  We need some people to weigh in so we can put out the fire and lay this beast to rest!!   I ask you kindly to only answer the poll for your own gender:


Feel free to give me a piece of your mind in the comments, too!

3 Responses to “Meeting People OFFline.”

  1. Jak July 11, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Hi everyone,

    *Imagines forced murmurs of “hello” in return*

    Long time reader, first time commenter (or did I once before? Hmm… If I have, did I already use this line?! ACK)

    As for Zumba?

    Yeah no.. Never.

    Granted I have this opinion if you are engaging in this activity for the sole purpose of meeting women. I guess I lump that together with the gym or yoga or something. People go to said activities to work out; not meet/hook up. I’ve heard a number of women (some I know personally) voice distaste for attending a gym due to it turning into a “meat market” of sorts.

    Mind you, I’ve not yet listened to the podcast and am going off only this post, so there is a good chance I’m a bit in the dark with all that’s been discussed.

    Honestly, I don’t think testosterone levels would be an issue (though, simple searches do tend to reveal that many — with the abundance of participants [read: All, but maybe one] being women — view/assume male participants as being gay), because most women probably have no intent on meeting a guy at Zumba class.

    Except you did say you would find it hot… So who knows?

    I go with creepy factor. You may have some balls doing the class instead of staring from outside, but creepy nonetheless. I don’t think it would take a woman long to determine exactly why you are taking the class.

    Definitely not my cup of tea 😉

    Kudos on the podcast! I hope to do one at some point too. May have to touch base and get some pointers If that’s cool. No Zumba necessary!

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink


  2. #31 July 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm #

    Doing something like Zumba with an air of confidence would attract females, i would think. A straight man who is comfortable enough in his sexuality and masculinity to willingly take a Zumba or yoga class exudes just that – confidence.

    As far as giving off enough testosterone…that’s a silly argument. Working out increases testosterone levels in a man’s body and the smell is present in his sweat. Higher testosterone leads to more attraction from a female on a subconscious level. This isn’t spitballing – it’s science. Look it up. It’s also why after a workout, a hockey game, yoga, etc, my girlfriend can’t keep her hands off of me – even if she didn’t witness the game/workout/etc.


  3. dontcallmeterry July 20, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    considering one of my friends is about to marry a man who was once her zumba instructor, i believe that the right guy with confidence can definitely get a girl through zumba. it may not work for everyone but it can happen!


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