or rather, didn't arise.
There's an "Equestrian Center" about 2 miles away from my house that I've only very rarely
been to. Today was a really nice day and I decided to take a walk through there. It really
was with pretty much "innocent" motives at first; it was simply a nice day and it's gonna be
snowing soon - and it really is very nice in there - lots of open forest, etc.
Shortly after I entered, a young couple drove in, in a pickup truck. The truck stopped, and
the girl got out of the passenger seat, switching places with the male driver. They then
drove slowly past me, and the girl looked at me and waved in a friendly manner and looked me
right in the eye. She seemed pretty attractive - not a "supermodel" but decent.
They then drove on, slowly, and that was that for a little while. I kept
going, enjoying my walk. Admittedly I was already wondering at that point "what they were up to."
A few minutes later, I found myself in a large open area where they have horseback-riding
competitions. Think: Very large, open area with nobody around for miles, and seemingly, no one about
to show up anytime soon. They slowly drove in and parked one or two hundred feet away from me.
After a minute or two, they casually got out and started walking. (*not* holding hands.)
I started to wonder something - it's obvious what.
now, I'd really like to emphasize something - At *no* time, did I feel like I was acting too
creepily towards them. At *no* time, did they seem concerned, or scared, worried or anything
else negative. At *no* time did they seem bothered. If they had seemed to be feeling any
of those things, I would have stopped immediately.
So: I not-so-innocently, this time, continued my walk. not really "following" them, but if I
happened to come across them - fine! They slowly walked down a path - I did *not* follow them
directly. But I did "just happen" to come within a few hundred feet of them a couple of times.
(Think, "lots of winding, twisting paths through the woods.")
Eventually, it happened that the girl was "alone" - the girl was walking (slowly) down the path -
towards me - one or two hundred feet from the car.
(I had come around a curve in the path - it certainly seems as if she had only been heading my way out of coincidence.)
I wasn't sure if the guy was in the truck at that point, or if he was waiting for her someplace in the woods.
She was a fair distance away from me, still - probably more than 100 feet.
At that point, I had a decision to make. I could have "casually just happened" to walk towards her -
"just happened to be going that way" - and walked up to her and hit on her, to ask her if she was up
for some fun. Which, obviously, I was feeling in the mood for. But - I didn't want to freak her
out. And then there's always the Pissed Boyfriend possibility. (Or was he her big brother?
Seems to me that there's no way to know for sure.)
To be honest, well you've already figured out that I backed down. I simply turned around,
walked the other way and left.
So what I'd like to ask is two things -
Should I have walked up to her? Or was I right to leave? And,
If I had approached her, what, exactly, should I have said to make my intentions clear
without freaking her out?
Please keep in mind this was an isolated area and so potentially scary for her -
but as I said, at *no* time did she seem creeped out, worried or bothered. I'd
describe the behavior of both of them as being "casual and relaxed" all the way through.
This post has been edited by Ghost_Tracker: Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:00 AM