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The Internet Encourages This Guy To Ask Out His Gym Bro On A Date And When He Does, He Says ‘Yes’
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The Internet Encourages This Guy To Ask Out His Gym Bro On A Date And When He Does, He Says ‘Yes’

For some reason, spring is often associated with love even though St. Valentine’s day is celebrated in February. Probably because the sun and warmth lifts our spirits up and inspires people for a more romantic mood.

Reddit user StupidDummy is a perfect example of that because a couple of weeks ago, he finally mustered up the courage to ask his gym buddy he’d had a crush on for several months out when he finally admitted to himself that after dating women all his life, he fancied men as well.

More info: Reddit

The heart wants what it wants and this guy wasn’t expecting to fall in love with his gym bro

Image credits: Onceabadgeralwaysabadger (not the actual photo)

The story was posted on the subreddit called Off My Chest, which is a “mutually supportive community where deeply emotional things you can’t tell people you know can be told. Whether it’s long-standing baggage, happy thoughts, or recent trauma, posting it here may provide some relief.”

2.7 million people are listening to each other and are providing support and encouragement to those who feel lost and don’t feel comfortable opening up to people they know in real life.

The Original Poster (OP) searched for some consolation and wanted to get his feelings off his chest. He is a 22-year-old guy who studies history and goes to the gym, where a few months ago, he noticed a person working out and he felt a nervousness that threw him off.

He ignored the weird feeling and just came up to that guy, who turned out to be a very nice person, so the two men became gym bros.

He started feeling nervous around a guy in the gym so he approached him and they became buddies


 

Image credits: lilStupidW***e

StupidDummy was in a relationship with a woman at the time, but two weeks after forming a friendship with his gym bro, she broke up with him. As the two guys got along well, the OP opened up about his heartbreak and the conversation led to the gym bro mentioning that he was gay.

The conversation with him led the OP to start to believe that the nervousness he felt being around his gym bro was the exact same thing he experienced when he would see a pretty girl. It became more evident as the months passed by and he actually imagined himself being with his gym bro in a romantic relationship.

You may think that this realization came quite suddenly, but the Redditor went into more detail about his feelings in the comments: “Well, it’s not entirely that I’ve just uncovered it… more or less forced to accept it. For a while there I just didn’t really know, kinda thought it was normal for straight guys to find men attractive. But for a while I’ve just been trying desperately to ignore it until I met him.”

Also, looking back, he realized that he’d definitely had crushes on other men previously, but didn’t recognize them as such, but after meeting his gym bro, everything fell into place and the attraction was too strong to ignore.

But after a while, the OP realized he wanted more than just a friendship

 

Image credits: lilStupidW***e

So the Reddit post acts like a confession of the OP being bisexual and the story of how he found out. At this point, he hadn’t asked the gym bro out, nor told him about his discovery, but he really wanted to.

People who read the story found it to be very wholesome and encouraged the OP to just go for it. And it seems that it worked as in the first update of the story, he expressed his determination to approach his gym bro and tell him how he felt.

The second update was very emotional as the OP was feeling ecstatic because he found out his crush actually liked him back and he agreed to go on a date. StupidDummy felt grateful for all the internet strangers who gave him strength to do this.

In the comments, the OP couldn’t hide how happy he was as he said, “I mean, he’s just like a really sweet guy. We hugged afterwards and it was just like… almost like you’ve been cold your whole life and then somebody finally throws a warm blanket over your shoulders. He’s like, really comforting and funny.”

It was unusual as the OP had believed that he was straight all his life, but started to come to terms with the fact he was actually bi



Image credits: lilStupidW***e

StupidDummy created a Twitter account to keep people updated on his love and has over 1.2k people waiting. However, it seems that he hasn’t posted anything about his gym-bro-turned-lover yet as he was irritated by the amount of hateful comments he received.

For a while, he left Twitter, but don’t give up hope yet, because the OP officially announced his return and we might learn what he has been up to since posting the last update.

With the encouragement of people online, he finally asked the gym bro out and received a positive answer

Image credits: lilStupidW***e

Image credits: licornenoir (not the actual photo)

Readers on Reddit adored the story, giving the author various awards and making the story one of the most upvoted posts on the subreddit with 27.5k upvotes. Do you share the same sentiment as the Off My Chest community? Let us know your thoughts and reactions in the comments!

Redditors couldn’t handle the cuteness and are eager to learn how the fairytale continues












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1 month ago

This….is probably the cutest thing I have ever read in my life

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1 month ago

It's a hard journey discovering your sexuality or gender, but you go OP! It is simply heartwarming to see the responses, and the courage it takes to ask someone out, let alone someone that you so unexpectedly developed a crush on. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Jacob Nunez
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1 month ago

This….is probably the cutest thing I have ever read in my life

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It's a hard journey discovering your sexuality or gender, but you go OP! It is simply heartwarming to see the responses, and the courage it takes to ask someone out, let alone someone that you so unexpectedly developed a crush on. CONGRATULATIONS!

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