Taking Flight to Madness

Submitted by Dawn:

Corey seemed like a really nice guy online. It was my second time meeting someone from the Internet. He was a part-time actor, part-time student, and a full-time retail worker. Seemed nice, secure, and most importantly, normal.

We met up at a nice restaurant for dinner, American fare. He was a pretty good conversationalist. The fact that he was unable to maintain eye contact for more than a second was a bit distracting, but maybe he was nervous. It was okay. I was, too.

After some pleasant small talk, he asked me the strangest thing: "Have you ever taken flight?"

I wasn't sure what he meant and replied, "Like in an airplane?"

He said, "No. I was almost sure that you were one of us. Take flight. You know?"

The next thing I thought of was drugs, which I'm not into. I asked him, "Like getting high?"

"No! Taking flight! Taking flight!"

I said, "I have no idea what you're talking about! What are you talking about, anyway?"

He smiled and said, "Nevermind."

The rest of dinner was a bit awkward. After dinner, we went on a walk around town, looking for a coffee shop or bakery.

He stopped walking at one point and stared straight ahead, like he was looking at something far in front of us.

"Holy shit," he said.

"What?" I asked.

He replied, "It's time to take flight," then turned to me and said, "Take flight."

He spread his arms and took off, at a run, across the street. He didn't come back. I tried calling him, but he let it go to voicemail.

My theory was that he wasn't having a good time on the date and acted like an idiot to end it.

This theory didn't hold, though, when he called me at two in the morning. "Hey, where'd you go? I've been looking for you..."


  1. Possibly he was lying about the no drugs thing? Probably, he was lying about the no drugs thing.

    I like how it took him (what I'm guessing was) hours before he called you back.

  2. I don't think he found you very attractive or interesting.

  3. Hmmm I am putting this one away in my "way to escape bad dates" file. Not that you were the problem but you have to admit if he had only been trying to get away it's a pretty funny way to do it.

    But yeah probably the drugs...

  4. Why would anyone want to go for a walk with someone who would ask such a weird question and refuse to clarify what the question meant? It's amazing how so many weirdos are given 2nd, 3rd, 4th chances. By this time the reporter of the bad date is just contributing to an even worse date.

  5. He was insisting that he was a super hero.

  6. Sounds like this dude's "escape plan."

    On a date with a girl (or guy) who is 100lbs more than they claimed online, or is just a dud?? TAKE FLIGHT!

  7. It IS hard to maintain eye contact with an ugly, fat girl. I'm surprised he didn't actually take off into the air.

  8. The thing I love most about this site is encapsulated in how many commentators have come on to defend a man for running down the street & pretending to fly.

    It really does lend credence to all those "boys are stupid" memes.


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