Sadly, many times being a woman in the world means your existence is treated as a walking target. Simple daily errands can quickly become complicated because of cat calling and street harassment. Unfortunately, the expectation that women will be smiling and accommodating to the most entitled of strangers can quickly escalate into crossed boundaries and dangerous situations.
The Twitter user Lynda Lorraine faced one of these situations after briefly chatting with a man on the train. From her end, their exchange was brief and uneventful - and didn't involve any exchange of contact information. However, for him, it was an open door to stalk her online until he found her cell phone number - at which point he asked her out.