Hike it Up

Story Submitted by Lindsay:

Jason and I had been acquaintances for a while, and he asked me out on a date – a hike in a local park.  There was some light-to-moderate rock climbing involved.

It was pleasant enough at first, but after a couple of climbs, my pants, I suppose, had begun to ride a bit low, and he said, "I see London, I see France..."

I hiked them up, and hiked on.  Not long after, he again chanted, "I see London, I see France..."

I tried to laugh it off.  "Sorry, these ride a bit low."

"I don't mind," he said a bit too excitedly, "They look cute."

I rolled my eyes and continued on.  When we took a break for lunch, he asked, "So, you think I can see them?"

I asked, "See what?"

He said, "Well, I mean, you know, it's like, um, your, well, I've already kind of seen them, so, um, well..."

Of course, I knew what he was talking about the instant he asked me the first question.  What a dick.  I instinctively pulled up my pants a bit and said, "I don't think so."

"Tell you what," he said, "If your pants slip again, then you have to show them to me.  Deal?"

I said, "Deal, but if that happens, then you have to hike the rest of the way naked."

He stared at me and said, "I don't think that's fair."

I said, "Well, I don't think I'll be showing you anything, then," and smiled.

Then he narrowed his eyes at me and did a weird sort of tremble.  It looked like he was getting really mad, and I thought it best to call off the rest of the hike.  I said, "Hey, let's maybe head back."

He said, "Yeah.  I think that's a good idea."

I told him, "You lead the way," and he did, all the way back down.  We climbed into our respective cars, and there wasn't even a goodbye.  He peeled away, and I never heard from him again. 


  1. I think this date was going well! I see london, france. Good light heartiness too bad OP was a frigid ice queen I am sure there is more to the story (that probably involved more of OP's eye rolling) So the guy made a move? That doesn't make him a dick, it's called trying!

  2. ^Trying...if you're 12.

    Craig, tell us why you used such lame game on OP.

  3. I have to agree with DaveG.

    If that was an actual attempt and all he had to offer game wise, I am not surprised it was received so poorly.

  4. Oh, of course, because if a woman doesn't immediately give in to a guy's advances, she's just frigid! There couldn't possibly be anything wrong with him. What's her problem, anyway? Doesn't she know that him wanting to bone her is a huge compliment and she should repay him by agreeing to do whatever he asks?

    Craig, if this kind of behavior is just fine by you, I'm sure it's only a matter of time before you're hit with a sexual harassment suit.

  5. Whoa Whoa lets call off the lynch mob. I am just saying that that's the reason why people date. I think that OP's date was just trying to get out of the "friend zone" that he was in because they have been "acquaintances for a while".
    Sure maybe it was a little too soon but the OP didn't have to start blowing the rape whistle.

  6. Craig, I'm with you up until the "so you think I can see them" remark (I'm guessing "them" would be the two holes?). While it could easily become tiring if continued after the second comment, I see nothing wrong with the London-France comment. Asking for visuals on a first date is a tad much. The first date (and possibly the second) should be reserved solely in getting to know the person better (as a date, don't care how long they have been aquantances). Save your lame game for date three Jason. If it doesn't work (probably not) someone might be more forgiving of such commentary when they see that isn't what you are all about. If it is what you ate all about, use backpage instead of a dating service, just make sure you saved a bundle of cash. Hos be expensive.

  7. ^are not ate. Love you IPhone!

  8. It's pretty lame to ask to 'see them'. But she gave him a way out - i.e. he could have laughed about the 'hiking the rest of the way naked bit' and dropped the subject.

    So, I think he acted like an idiot, and am not surprised OP called it a day.

  9. Frankly, him asking and his reaction to being rebuffed is frightening. Good call on making him go down first.


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