BIG_N_TALL saidI often find it really difficult to understand why people, especially gay men, willingly go and meet people whom they know virtually nothing about..... and act as though everyone is who they claim they are.
There's nothing wrong with doing that though. Women do it, men do it, straight and gay do it.
What would make it an issue is not doing the proper basic saftey protocols needed before meeting someone. I want (and all of us should) to stray away from 'victim' blaming these people.
However, by allowing someone you've never met to just come to your place is risky. Adam4adam allows pro-service ads. But, even when I've placed one up...I make it clear that I won't take blocked numbers and the person must have a face picture. I wonder if this guy got off without that criteria.
I won't meet someone with just a dick picture, or if they won't open their privates. If you talk to a dick, you might get just that in person. A dickhead.
HikerSkier saidscary - but these (or other) robberies would probably not happen in the states where normal citizens are allowed to carry guns. Not that most people would actually carry them and be able to use them, but the robber is always afraid that they just might have a gun.
You'll just end up with 2 dead people. Or maybe just 1...and then what justice does that serve they can't be held accountable?
Besides, you're assuming that someone is going to have their gun cocked, loaded and aimed everytime they open the door for a stranger? Someone can get all the way to the bedroom, chat, talk, etc...and then a guy can pull a gun out. The robber might pull the gun out quicker than the person who has one.
The answer isn't guns...but saftey checks/protocols and common sense.