You'll Need a Long Lens

(Desire: not just for dating, anymore. Character desire on Jared's Inkwell. - JMG)

Story Sent in by Ellen:

Ricky, on our first date at a cafe, asked if I was into photography. I told him that I dabbled in it, but that I considered myself an amateur. I then asked him if he did any photography work, himself.

"I do," he said, "I'd love to get a shot of you, if that would be okay."

I didn't see much harm in that: he had already seen photos of me online, after all. I told him that it would be fine. Then he lowered his voice and said, "Would you mind if I took the photo of you crouching next to me with my pants off?"

I laughed. "That's not going to happen."

"Why not? I thought you said you liked photography."

"A photo of me next to you with your pants off? Yeah, no thanks."

"You said you liked photography, now you say you don't."

"I don't like the sort of photography that places me in compromising situations. I'd like to have a career in public service."

He moaned, "I really, really, really want this picture, though. You won't even see my face in it. Just my dick."

Well, that just about did it for me. I stood up and shook my head. He said, "No one's going to tie you to me. It's just for... an art project I'm working on. You won't have to touch it or anything like that, unless you wanted to..."

First and last date with that creeper.


  1. c'mon now, its just his dick.

    seriously though, there are so many creepers out there. I got rejected a lot when I was younger and I was NOT a creeper..

  2. Why oh why oh why does anyone think this type of behavior is appropriate?

    Why do they think asking these sorts of questions is a good idea? Who do they actually think will participate in that? And why do they tend to blame the other person when they don't what to comply with their ridiculous demands ("You said you liked photography, now you say you don't.")?

    I'm not even an attractive girl and I've had my fair share of encounters like this. It baffles me to no end.

  3. ^It has nothing to do with sense or sanity.

  4. I think that if you join an online dating site, you should be able to post reviews of your dates with people on their profiles. Sort of like rate a professor. That way you could document jackass behavior like this and warn other people to stay away.

  5. I reckon that a system that offered a "Review this Date" might be somewhat beneficial, but then some jackass would probably just create fake accounts and give outstanding reviews to themselves (a la Amazon, etc.).

    I still don't get these dudes who whip it out or ask for stupid "favors" on the first date. I have never encountered guys like this. The worst date I had was a guy I met on Match whose girlfriend showed up in the middle of the date.

  6. "Ypu won't see my face in it." "No one's going to tie you to me."

    Ricky, I don't think she gives a hoot if anyone recognizes YOU.


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