How would YOU respond to a stranger politely asking you for a date ,out of the b

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  1. greencha profile image67
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. Thundermama profile image85
    Thundermamaposted 5 years ago

    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.

  3. Andy McGuire profile image75
    Andy McGuireposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Thundermama profile image85
      Thundermamaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. duffsmom profile image61
      duffsmomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?  :-)

    3. Andy McGuire profile image75
      Andy McGuireposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    4. greencha profile image67
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  4. unBroken1 profile image60
    unBroken1posted 5 years ago

    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

    1. greencha profile image67
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ha-thanks unBroken1,I will leave trench coat at home then..!!!!!

  5. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    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."

  6. Valorie Esquilona profile image74
    Valorie Esquilonaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. greencha profile image67
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Sarah Willey profile image53
    Sarah Willeyposted 5 years ago

    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".

    1. greencha profile image67
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Sarah Willey,sometimes one has to go for it,as you might of missed the love of you life....regection  I think is harder for a bloke as usually bruising the ego seems more painful for us.

  8. greencha profile image67
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    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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