Back in the days of MySpace, it was rather quite common to see stories about guys being robbed and assaulted when they went to meet women in real life that they met on MySpace. Back then I used to say the hot girl on MySpace doesn’t really want you. Now it seems that a social media generation later, the lessons from MySpace still haven’t been learned.
A 20-year-old man went to meet a girl in Torrington, Connecticut that he had befriended on Snapchat. When he went to the prearranged meeting spot, which was an intersection at night, he was attacked by a man demanding money. The victim received several puncture wounds and was hospitalized. Police in Torrington say these types of attacks have been happening a lot lately. So far, no suspects have been arrested in the attack.
Normally, this would be where I would ironically use slang terms used by today’s youth but I’m so old now I wouldn’t know where to start. So, I’m just going to say it in plain English. I would be a hypocrite if I said don’t meet anyone from online because I’ve been doing it since the late 90s. However, there are some caveats to meeting someone new. Meet someone for the first time during the day in a well-populated area. Bring a friend with you. Tell someone where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. If at any time you get a weird vibe about the situation, leave immediately. Lastly, no matter how good the date is going, don’t leave together alone. Making them wait a while before seeing you again isn’t going to kill anybody.
Besides, we’re in the middle of a pandemic. You shouldn’t be out looking for a booty call anyway.