No one wants to be made to feel special; talk like that is for those dreadful daytime TV shows you watched while snowed in. When first meeting someone, use a corny canned pickup line; if that's too smooth, just make a blunt sexual proposition. Don't ask him any questions to get to know him beyond his age and how often he works out. If he volunteers any information about himself beyond those two vitally important data points, interrupt.
Better yet, you should be the one to tell him the details of his life. What's a lifetime of first-hand knowledge compared to wild speculation based on first sight?