He has probably been wanting to talk to you at the gym in some way for a while.
He has been incapable of doing it.
Perhaps he is a little too shy to approach you at the gym and just open up conversation.
Instead, he chose to message you on Facebook.
This is easier for him.
He doesn’t have to face you in real life to start that all-important first conversation.
He can use the internet as his shield.
You may be flummoxed by this. After all, he has never made an attempt to approach you at the gym.
You have noticed him at the gym but you may not have even gotten any strong vibes that he is interested in you.
Now, all of a sudden, he is messaging you on Facebook out of nowhere.
Again, there is a good chance that this guy has been seeing you at the gym and thinking about how to go about approaching you.
He may have even tried to get your attention from time to time just to see how you would respond to him.
There are some guys who look for the courage to approach a girl through trying to get her to send signals of interest their way.
In the past, this guy may have used some gym equipment right next to where you were working out, in the hopes that you would look in his direction, make eye contact and smile.
If that didn’t work, he may have tried to walk past you a few times while you worked out, in the hopes that you would notice him and acknowledge him.
If that didn’t work, he may have tried to talk louder to a colleague and perhaps help that colleague out with a particular workout, in the hopes that you would overhear him and be impressed with his know-how.
There is a good chance that he tried one or all of these maneuvers just to get some kind of acknowledgement of interest from you and he never got it.
Now, he has chosen to resort to Facebook.
That is the go-to of many a shy guy.
You are now receiving this message from this guy and you are flummoxed as to how to go about responding, if at all.
Given these circumstances, there is little doubt that he is attracted to you.
The question is, are you feeling the same way and if so, are you willing to let it be known?
You just need to figure out how you feel in all of this.
If you don’t respond to his message on Facebook, there is a good chance that he will send another one at some point.
If you see him in the gym, there may be awkward moments where you can tell that he is waiting for you to do something.
Perhaps acknowledge that you got the message.
If you are interested in him romantically, you should engage in conversation with him so as to determine whether his intentions are sincere and whether there is chemistry.
If you are not romantically interested in him, you should still respond to his message by thanking him for whatever compliment he most likely gave you and letting him know that you aren’t interested in him romantically.
Do not ignore the message in the hopes that everything that just happened will go away.
If you ignore the message, it will only lead to another and your encounters at the gym with him will feel incredibly awkward.
Just be straightforward.
If you are interested, start talking and see how things go.
If you aren’t interested, let him know that.
There is a good chance that he will leave you be if you are honest about the fact that you aren’t interested in him romantically.