Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Groping Is Not a Good Ice Breaker

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Groping Is Not a Good Ice Breaker

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JANESSA

EKERT

COLUMNIST

janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au

CALL me old fashioned, but guys, I don't think grabbing a girl on the crotch is the best approach for meeting women.

This recently happened to me. Standing with friends on the side of the road eating a kebab I was approached by a bloke, who was obviously drunk.

Instead of making small talk, he went straight for the grope, forcing me into a stupid squat-like pose as I tried not to drop my food in surprise.

Retelling this story in the newsroom, I learned I was not alone as the target of such a brazen move.

C'mon guys. What the hell are you thinking?

I understand with the ratio of men to women in Mackay you want your approach to stand out.

Let me be clear -- this is not the way to go about it.

It seems to me that men have forgotten how to court a woman in their eagerness to "get down to business", so to speak. …

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