Approaching someone to ask them out on a date has to be one of the most nerve-wracking things in the world. Anxiety kicks in, you start to second guess every move you make and every single step you take towards them, your body is telling you to retreat, retreat, retreat.
You try to make things comfortable. You try to make it easier on yourself and less awkward when you strike up a conversation, but your heart is beating the entire time. Maybe you hit it off, maybe you don't - but whether you come off as a creep or not depends largely on the situation you're in. If you're in a club and you ask a girl if you can buy them a drink and try striking up a conversation, you're probably in the clear.
But if you're a pizza guy who took someone's online order, then took their phone number without their knowledge and texted them out of the blue, then, I'm sorry, you're being a total creepster.
And if you think that's crazy talk and no one would be daft enough to go and try something like that, well, you're wrong. It totally happened, and this Twitter user posted screencaps of the conversation to prove it.
In case you work in the food service industry and are wondering whether or not it's OK, it's not.
Even if some people thought the guy didn't do anything wrong by asking her out this way.
But there were plenty who thought it was wholly inappropriate and were more than happy to call it as they saw it.
And don't act like this woman doesn't have arguably the best point in this thread.
As off-the-wall it would seem for someone to risk their job by creepily messaging someone after breaching their privacy and taking their phone number without their consent, it turns out that there are plenty of other women out there who've experienced the same exact thing.
Like this woman who was minding her own business when she was hit on by a telemarketer on Snapchat.
I mean it's bad enough you're being called randomly and solicited to buy stuff. And then, that same annoying agent is hitting you up on Snapchat trying to get something started romantically with you. The nerve.
For the original poster, her mind is made up on the whole "respectful vs creep" debate.
She wanted to reiterate that it is no way, shape, or form, cute.
Uber drivers have also been known to also hit on women when they're just trying to get from A to B.
Basically, taking someone's number without their permission and reaching out to them, especially for a date, is not cool.
And if you're sitting here and asking yourself, "ugh, people are the worst, why can't potential lovers in real life act like ones in the movies?" if you take a look at most romantic comedies, you'll realize they're often just whimsical tales of assault. That's why I always opt for an action movie. Who needs creepy romance when you can watch Arnold Schwarzenegger blow stuff up with a bazooka?
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