How would YOU respond to a stranger politely asking you for a date ,out of the blue?
If a stranger approached you in the street/shop and politely asked you for a date would you ,get angry,,ignore ,call the police,or say ok then,if you fancied him/her?
What an intriguing question. I have only had this happen to me once, and my gut reaction was "no way!" I look back and wonder if I missed out on connecting with someone who was amazing...or averted being tortured and killed by a serial murderer. When I was young it was drilled into me that it was better to be safe then sorry, but what's life without a little risk. Now that I am older and wiser I think that, if I was interested, I would offer to meet this person with my friends in tow in a public setting and spend time getting to know them and their social circle before agreeing to meet alone.
What? Isn't that what's supposed to happen? It's normal for someone (most often a guy) to ask a girl on a date based entirely on physical attraction, people have been doing it for centuries! Why would anyone call the police or get angry??
I'm not sure why this is even being asked, if the question was how one would react if a stranger asked you for a "quickie" then I'd understand. To me, this question is similar to, "Do you like food?" or "If you had to go to the bathroom, would you do it?"
This question makes me angry.
Do you really wander up to a woman you don't know anything about, and ask her out? Physical attraction might encourage you to strike up a conversation, but a date with a random person you saw on the street sounds dodgy. Super funny response though.
It makes you angry? Where that sense of humor you asked all of us to have when you insulted fat people in one of your questions? :-)
The humor is, I'm not legitimately angry. I mean, the question seems odd to me. When did it stop being okay to ask a girl on the street out, or to get that cute chick sitting at the beach's number? Who wouldnt at least like the compliment?
Thanks for comment Andy McGuire, Asking women on dates based purely on physical attraction ,is something blokes in their teens and early twenties generally do,but as one matures one looks for for things that can be more important.
It would depend on the person approaching me. But even then I would be a bit guarded.
Still I'm not the type to get angry, ignore or call police. Unless of course the one asking happens to be wearing a trench coat with nothing underneath. lol
It depends on a number of factors. If I were single and found them to be attractive and their approach was not in an offensive manner I might be open to meeting them for lunch one day. If I'm not interested I would simply say, "No, thanks."
It takes courage to approach anyone and risk rejection. I can't imagine calling the police because someone found me attractive and wanted to get to know me better.
"If you don't talk to strangers you'll never make any friends."
Who does he think I am, a call girl? What does he think I am, easy and cheap? Who does he think he is, a superstar or superman? Honestly, I would ignore him even if I find him attractive. Well, as far as I am concerned, that's not the right way to approach a girl whom you like to have a date with. Not all of the girls in the world are liberated and outgoing. But if he really likes to date me, I mean seriously, he has to be my friend first and I have to know him first before we go out.
A proposed meeting is for getting to know someone! Asking you for your number or to have coffee is not soliciting sex. You may never cross paths again! Not taking risks can lead to regret. It takes courage to introduce yourself to a stranger.
Thanks Valorie,I understand what you are saying here,but I think dashingscorpio does have a point you know,although one does have to be careful these days and always first meet in public place,and then you may strike up new friendship.
At first I would feel a little awkward, maybe be surprised. If it was a nice looking guy then I would. I would not want to hurt their feelings and politely say, "Maybe not today".
In UK there was a period until recently hanging round vegetable counters in supermarkets was becoming a meeting place for singles,usually the cucumber section. Never tried that one though-ha.. The question I raised here can also apply to blokes,re- being chatted up in the street by a woman.Well I would find it an honour if she seemed pleasant/intelligent and genuine.
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