A friend in his 30s works out every morning at a Planet Fitness. Our conversation:
Him: At least 25 percent of the customers at that time of day are attractive women from [adjacent university].
Me: Why don’t they work out for free at their school’s gym?
Him: I don’t know.
Me: Haven’t you talked to them? Have you ever been out on a date with one and asked her why she subscribes to this commercial gym?
Him: I’ve never asked one on a date.
Me: You’re a real gentleman!
Him: It would be too much work. With Tinder and Bumble, I can [be in bed with a woman] an hour after opening the app.
(I’m sticking with my gym. It costs a lot more than the $10/month that he pays, but we are not weight-shamed by fit 20-year-olds.)