A couple of things:
Yes, I specifically am aiming this question toward women only and about men only. Why? Partly that is the way these things tend to happen in the real world, and I’m not pretending otherwise, and partly because the way women feel about and handle such things is what I’m interested in hearing about. If you feel left out, I’m sorry.
I used the phrase “romantic overtures” rather than “sexual advances” because I wanted to exclude things like a guy groping a strange woman on the bus. That’s clearly assault, and I’m curious about the way Doper women respond to interactions that don’t reach criminal levels but are still unwelcome.
Similarly I don’t think it’s necessary to complain that I’m only asking about UNWELCOME and REPEATED advances.Do I really have to explain why?
So let’s recap. Doper women: if a strange man approaches you in public and, without touching you or invading your personal space, makes romantic overtures, ad despite being rebuffed continues to do so, how do you handle the situation? How would you describe your emotional state during such a time?
No poll. There’s too many possiblities and I can’t be arsed anyhow.