A few months ago, I started cold approaching women for the first time in my life. But I feel like cold approaching makes me look desperate. Why would a guy who has options ask out girls he doesn't know?

I've read some posts on reddit and they all say that cold approaching and asking out girls makes the guy look desperate for a date. I'm thinking about cold approaching again at my local gym (obviously not going around from girl to girl like a sperg).

Any thoughts?