February 6, 2013 7:44 pm

Red Flag #54: She wears a perfectly-matching outfit to the gym…


No matter your situation, you have stress in your life that can, at times, feel overwhelming. Maybe your family is going through some tough times, or you’re struggling to pay your bills, or you just broke up with somebody and you feel incredibly empty inside. We all have our issues, which are only further exacerbated by the little things we have to deal with every day. Did I hit snooze too many times? Why is their so much traffic? I just had pizza last night, but I don’t feel like a salad, should I go to Subway or just eat this yogurt? Being crazy is easy.

With all of these every day worries, there’s reason for guys to be concerned with a woman whose pre-workout routine involves laying out 10 articles of clothing prior to choosing the perfect match. And for the record, it’s not that we don’t find you attractive…because let’s be serious, there isn’t a straight guy in this world who would be turned off by the sight of a chick working her inner thighs while she rocks a pink sports bra, tight black lululemon pants, and a pair of pink and black Nikes. But the prospect of actually being your boyfriend?

We wonder just how far you’ll go when it comes to your need to maintain a certain appearance. Do you care too much about what others think? Visions of our days together start with you spending way too much time getting ready for work and making us feel stupid for leaving the house with a brown belt and black shoes. Our meals together will finish with us calculating and documenting calories consumed. And our lazy Sundays that used to involve waking up late and spending the day on the couch wearing PJs and watching mind-numbing movies like Project X and Anchorman will be squashed in favor of a 9am alarm, followed by a couples yoga class, followed by taking separate showers, followed by going to your favorite brunch spot as we wear whatever outfits you have previously determined give us the best chance of demonstrating to everyone around us that we are, indeed, the ideal boyfriend-girlfriend.

So, what’s our advice? Save your sexy outfits for date night or for a situation when getting attention from a guy will involve more than creepy stares while you run on a treadmill.

Whatever you do, though, just don’t take this advice too far and stop the whole everyday-yoga-pants revolution. Now THAT would devastating.

You decide: how red is this flag?
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  • random european

    Agree with the flag, but you could have picked a better picture to illustrate your point. Her shoes don’t match her clothes at all.

  • Jen

    The only problem with this “red flag” is that any equinox going female has become trained to abode by the unspoken Equi dress code. Matching outfits are less choice and more prerequisite to sweat it out at these gyms. Not wearing lulu? Everyone’s wondering how you managed to afford the $140/month membership in the first place.

    • random european

      So…do you go to gym to work out or to impress other people who go there?

  • Silly

    I have a ton of matching gym clothes and it takes me no time at all to pick them out. When I buy them I buy things that match just like any of my other clothes. WTF stop judging me when I’m working out

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