A recent media report of a female doctor who was attacked by her on-line date highlights the difference between online dating and a professional, face to face consultation. A woman received multiple stab wounds from a man she met on…
Recent media reports on new safety initiatives for women in Sydney who enjoy a night out at their local pub have highlighted the need for safety precautions when dating.
The “Ask for Angela” program is being supported by a number of pubs and clubs. Venues that participate in the program enable women who find themselves in a difficult situation to approach bar or venue staff and “Ask for Angela” as code that help is needed.
Staff are trained to arrange safe passage for women who feel threatened by unwelcome male attention and are given a safe exit from a potentially dangerous or risky personal situation.
You can’t be too careful
The increasing need for protection in socialising spaces, particularly where alcohol and drugs may affect behaviour highlights the potential dangers of on-line or other random dating practices.
‘Mike’ is typical of the thousands of people who are dedicated family men who have spent their married lives working hard, providing for their families, running the kids everywhere and meeting the dozens of daily demands presented by work and family life.
While ‘Sally’ his wife is a great housekeeper, she has slipped into a domestic routine and finds excuses to reject Mike, who is still an attractive, virile guy who has tried hard to show the loving, sexual intimacy that needs to be a major part of a healthy relationship.
Like thousands of other seemingly perfect couples they have fallen into the all too common situation where previously loving couples have let other things get in the way … or just stopped trying to please each other. He feels he has become unimportant in Sally’s life. He regards himself as nothing but a provider and in some ways, a servant of the family.