So Very Close

Michael sent in this story about a first date that came so very close to being skinny dipping heaven:

One summer during college, a female friend (Sandy) was home and had a barbecue at her parent’s house for some of her friends. At this barbecue, she introduced me to one of her roommates from college (Miriam). We hit it off pretty well, but I didn’t have the guts to ask her out.

Fortunately, Sandy was trying to set us up and offered to go with me to visit Miriam at the college where they went, which was in a town on Lake Michigan. The three of us went to the beach near their college and hung out one Saturday afternoon. Sandy asked Miriam if she came to this beach often and Miriam said she had been there earlier in the week around midnight with a group of friends. Sandy laughed and said, “I bet you guys were skinny dipping, weren’t you?” Miriam smiled sheepishly and said “well, yeah, kind of”. I was impressed that this girl was pretty adventurous.

At the end of the day, Sandy and I had to head back home. Miriam suggested that I call her and that we get together for dinner a week or so later when we got back into school. When I called her a couple of days later, she said we could have dinner and then go out to the beach to watch the sunset and go for a swim. I happily accepted and was excited to go. We set up the date for the day after Labor Day (it was supposed to be in the 90’s that day). I told her I would make dinner for her and she said she was looking forward to the walk on the beach and our moonlight swim, particularly since no one was usually there at night during the week.

I couldn’t wait for the day to come. Several days before our date, it was in the mid-90’s, so I was sure the water would be great for our swim. Unfortunately, on the day before a cold front moved through the area. That day, it was only in the low 70’s with a stiff breeze.

The evening started great. I made her dinner and everything was going great. She suggested that we head to the beach to watch the sunset. Since it was colder out, we were wearing sweatshirts (she also had on sweatpants) as we walked barefoot along the beach.

As the waves kept crashing ashore, the late summer water felt really warm on our feet. Miriam mentioned a couple of times how she wished she had brought her swimsuit so we could go swimming. The third time she mentioned that, I said that since we were both adults, we could just go in our underwear or go skinny dipping like she did with her friends. She smiled and said she would think about it.

As we kept walking, she mentioned a couple more times about wanting to go swimming, but I didn’t push the issue. Just as we were about to the end of our walk, she stopped, pulled up her pant legs, and waded into the water a little. With the sun already set and the moonlight coming down, it was an incredibly beautiful night. She looked at me and said, “This water is so warm, I really want to go swimming. Let’s do it.” I asked her if she wanted to skinny dip or if she would feel more comfortable going in our underwear. I was trying not to be too pushy.

I was pleasantly surprised when she replied “As long as we’re here, let’s just go skinny dipping.” We started to take off our clothes. I tried not to take mine off too quickly so I wouldn’t seem so anxious. We both got down to our shorts and t-shirts and I removed mine. As she was starting to take off her shirt, she stopped and said, “I really want to do this, but I don’t know if I should.” I reassured her that nothing was going to happen beyond swimming, so she had nothing to worry about. She smiled and said, “OK, I think this will be fun,” and started to take off her shirt again. I turned around (I was standing a little in front of her) and proceeded to drop my shorts and underwear. Fully nude, I turned around and realized that she hadn’t even taken off her shirt yet. She looked at me and said, “I’m sorry, I just can’t do this.”

Since I had already done the Full Monty, I figured I had nothing to lose. I jokingly kidded with her that it would be fun or if she wanted, she could go in her bra and panties while I skinny dipped. To top it off, I ran into the water and dove head first in, figuring she would follow me.

No such luck. She kept her clothes on just waded until the water was at her knees. I decided to make the best of it. I swam around in the waves under the moonlight and really enjoyed the water. After about ten minutes, I got out and started to dry off.

As I was getting dressed, she apologized to me for not fulfilling her part of the deal. I told her to not worry about it and I didn’t want to make her uncomfortable. When I reminded her that she said she had been skinny dipping there a couple of weeks before with her friends, she said that it was a group of girls and that she had only gone topless. Miriam said that if she knew me a little better, she definitely would have done it. She promised that the next summer, we would come back and she would be ready to go the next time.

After we got back from the beach, I gave her a kiss goodnight. Needing to work the next day, I drove the 2 1/2 hours home that night. We did go out on a few more dates after that, but that promised skinny dip never did happen.

Gee, what a disappointment! But at least you had a pleasant evening and some good memories!



  1. Well it shows that your a good man for respecting her that even though she felt like she wanted to. she was shy about it. I am sure she wants to wait til she feels ready with you.

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