Are you afraid to go on a late night walk by yourself?

United States
October 17, 2009 9:38am CST
I am a woman and I would never walk alone at night. I don't care if I were in a town that was concidered safe. I think there is at least a few unsafe people anywhere you go. No matter if everyone say it safe in the place they live or not. Just because nothing has happened does not mean that it won't happen sooner or later. I don't trust many people. I always walk with someone and never go alone. I am a very concerned person. I am cautious and I know how some people think. If I were to walk alone I think more things could happen to me than if I walked with someone. It is better to be safe than sorry later.
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@ilyzium (1206)
• Canada
17 Oct 09
No I think in today's day and age it's probably unwise to walk just about anywhere I'm thinking by yourself at night. I know my husband has even been in certain areas where he felt unsafe as a male?!! So, what does that tell you...You might be safer say in North America in certain rural areas or really small town where everyone knows everyone but you don't know for certain. You might as a female, encounter an otherwise "normal" guy or something that became drunk that night and decided to be a problem for society or something. I have a friend of mine that actually runs at night in our local park which is heavily forested and quite dark with winding trails. She refuses to stop because she says that would make her feel like a victim and not in charge. I once met this psychic once you mentioned to me that she gave a reading to one particular woman. Anyway she told me that she saw something terrible happening to the woman if she were to go out at night on her own on one particular night. Well, she cautioned the woman to stay home that night, but the woman was laughing and decided to test her "prediction". She decided to walk to her neighborhood grocery store around 11:00 ish at night and was not seen again. She had been brutally murdered in her neighborhood. Scary isn't it...
• Philippines
17 Oct 09
I walk at night on a streets when their is a lot of people passing by where their still presence of crowds. In my own experience, I walk alone when have to walk at least 1km fro home to the main road when I am still studying in college. I walk fast and briskly every night from 8 up to 9pm with a companion and sometimes when he is absence I walk by myself alone. Luckily, nothing bad happen to me.Thus, most of the times I do not like to walk in a strange streets or places where their is no presence of crowds with no electrical post or the street is totally darker as i would not really trusting to walk alone as many criminals may be hiding behind those dark streets.
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@Simon1223 (902)
• China
17 Oct 09
I agree that it's not good for a woman to walk alone at night. Just like you said, even in a safe place there may still exists some potential criminals. They seem like ordinary people in daylight. But if they see a woman walking alone at night, I'm afraid they will be lured to do some harm to that woman. So a woman should never run the risk of walking alone at night.
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• China
17 Oct 09
hi ,my friend, I do not afraid of the dark at all,I usually walk on a late night by myself, this is because the needs of my work.I often patrol at night,time probably10:00-01:00 or 01:00-04:00. I have been accustomed. so how about you ,my lotters?
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@arcidy (5016)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Kind of since its dangerous and not only that I wouldnt want to go because thats when all the bugs and mosquitos are out and I always get eaten alive when they are out and would not want to plus drivers have a hard time seeing you. But if its in the city then it might be different since there are more lights.
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• Indonesia
18 Oct 09
It is not safe to work alone at night, even for a man. I just remember I often let my friend (she is a woman)go home alone at night after our weekly meeting. Well, she is independent and don't let me or others drive her home. I won't let it happen anymore unless I am sure she is safe.
• China
13 Dec 09
nice men .how shoud i say ,is about menlism,but very good to treat others well.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 Oct 09
I live in a small town and would never go alone. So many weird things seem to happen at night around here. It would not bother me to go with someone, but not alone.
• United States
19 Oct 09
we live in a small safe town so I have no problem walking late at night we have a 0 crime rate here in this town so it really isnt a problem
@kunizzul (1067)
• Malaysia
18 Oct 09
Hi tuckersheri, Well, sometime if I don't have time jogging in the morning. Then I will go for jogging at night. Sometime I go alone but mostly I go with my friends.
@nagikka (411)
• Italy
18 Oct 09
I would never ever go for a walk alone around my house, let alone in my own since it's crowded with junkies and criminals. Of course thereae people who would never admit this, but on the last time that I went to town at night with a fiend and a couple of guys, the two GUYS said they wanted to go because there were too many people with scary faces. Also, thee's a gypsy camp near my neighborhood and from the day they arrived, the number of peole who have been robbed has increased. It's scary.
@mikeysmom (2092)
• United States
18 Oct 09
i think you are wise not to walk alone especially at night. the freaks come out at night more so than during the day and it is just not safe in any respects for anyone, not just women. there is safety in numbers and on and on. i personally would never walk alone at night and only walk alone during the day in areas where there is alot going on and there are people bustling about and it is out in the open. never back alleys or shortcuts through the woods.
• India
18 Oct 09
i agree with you......how could you go alone in the mid night...its very risk and dangerous..you said that you are not trusting any people.....its good...my advice is you should avoid to go out at the late night.... i am very scared to go alone at mid night...
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
it really depends on the place and the situation. besides, i trust my instinct. i've proven to myself how many times that my instict works. i've been walking alone on a late night. with my work, the graveyard shift i'm used to it. it really depends on the situation and the way you look or walk siguro. i know anything could happen, just trust yourself or your instinct.
@seanbryan (351)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Oct 09
hi tuckersheri, We are residing abroad and I never experienced walking alone at late night by myself. They said it's very safe here, but still I'm very cautious. And besides I don't have anything to do outside late at night. When it's weekdays we are already in bed by 9:00pm but sometimes during weekends we are out for a night swimming and we are in a group. Good Day!
18 Oct 09
I avoid walking alone at night as much as possible, if i have to i always have someone on the end of my phone to chat to as it makes me feel more comfortable and i stick to main routes not back roads. I also find the area where i live a little safer but around town is a different story.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
18 Oct 09
Yes, I do think its very important to not walk alone at the night time because you can't see people that well in the darkness. I like to have a buddy walk with me so I could feel safer from being attacked by a person or nocturnal animal.
@shhheila (1847)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
sometimes its scary to walk all alone late at night, its creepy, i keep on imagining things i know that its impossible like ghosts or dwarfs or a serial killer on the loose just like in the movies... u feel someone is walking at your back giving u chills but when u look back there was no one.
• India
18 Oct 09
i m afraid walking alone at dark in night.. because i think that some one will come near my face and will shout.. his face is burnt..
@angeliam (206)
• China
18 Oct 09
i am not only afraid of walking alone at night,i am also afraid of sleeping alone.the reason is so different with you.i saw too many scary movies when i was young.i always imagine there were ghost hiding aroud me.if i was alone at night,maybe they will show their body to me.that's terrible,isn't?
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I am definitely afraid to go on a late night walk all alone. I will never do that. It is just too dangerous to do something like that these days. I would go with my husband but not alone.