A 25-year-old woman agreed to meet — for the first time — a man she’d connected with through a dating site at his house at 9 p.m. to go out to dinner. When she arrived at his door, he grabbed her by the hair and pulled her inside. There, a gun-toting accomplice demanded her keys and the two men drove off in her car.
This is a tragic story.
But it is also a story of stupidity. She was 25 — old enough to know better. But she did not have enough sense to know it was stupid to meet a man for the first time at his house!
Yes, she is a victim.
But really, some people are victims because of their lack of good decision making.
What are the chances this could happen to you? I hope very low. Because you are older and, I trust, much wiser.
The reason this made the news is because it was an anomaly. But there are plenty of other tales of bad stuff that’s happened to women on a date that they are too embarrassed to report.
This underscores why you should never make an exception to meeting a man in a public place the first few times.
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