Would You Trust a Female Stranger or Male Coming to Your Door?

United States
March 2, 2007 10:38pm CST
I would trust a female coming to my door then a male. In an article about how to answer the door safely, they asked if you could trust her? They say most of us would put our graud down because it was a female. But, females can be just as bad as a man. Or, they could be in it with a man acting as a decoy to gain entrance to your home. Not, sure if I would have ever thought that about a woman. Living in a small rural town, it doesn't happen around here. Ater reading this article I am more likely to be a bit more cautious male or female. Truth here, would you trust a female stranger?
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30 responses
@muralimn (534)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Mar 07
I will definitely be alert be the stranger is a female or a male. Now, the world has become so bad that I am really scared to trust a stranger. Always check who is at the door and then use the safety chain and open the door so that you will be protected. I hope everybody follows safety for their own sake.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I will take your advice, on staying safe. Thank-you and all who have commented on the subject.
@Pochrich (30)
• Singapore
4 Mar 07
I lives in an apartment so what i do is that i would talk to them through the window and see what they want.Opening the door to talk to strangers would be putting yourself at unknown risks whether that stranger is a male or female.Be safe,not sorry.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I see most wouldn't open their door to strangers male or female. I also noticed that those of us that live in rural towns are a bit more trusting. Thanks
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
3 Mar 07
You should not trust anyone coming to your door that you do not know. And even some of the people you do know who knock on your door should warrant great care. We had a band of burglars in our neighborhood. The front "man" was actually a woman. So, be beware!
• United States
4 Mar 07
I have heard about this happening. After this discusion I think I will be more cautious of how I answer my door, and to whom.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Well the fact is that men are more likely to perpetrate crimes than women. I have no problem answering the door to a stranger if that stranger is female. That goes double if it's an attractive woman. Hey, that's just me. On the other hand, I would never allow a stranger, male or female, to roam through my house. Burglars and thieves do use that as a way to learn about your house and figure out where the best access point is. If a girl comes to the door and needs my phone, I'm handing her my portable phone, but I'm not giving her the grand tour. Honestly my behavior has been more risky regarding females. More than once I've given girls a ride home when I've never known them. It's just me being a nice guy. Of course, I would NEVER do that for a guy on the side of the road. I'm just more confident in my ability to defend myself against a violent woman than a violent man.
• United States
4 Mar 07
I don't pick up anyone hitch hiking, or asking for a ride. Had brothers who hitch hiked, and picked them up. Just one time my brother was hit, and robbed for giving a ride.
@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
At one time and not so long ago I'd trust anyone. I've had people come to the door and ask to use the phone because they needed to call for a ride and I thought nothing about it. Not anymore... I would rather lie and say I don't have a telephone the let anyone in , and that goes both ways females and males. Sorry
• United States
4 Mar 07
No need to be sorry, I think in this day and age it is expected. looks to me that most people wouldn't trust a male or female that came to their door.
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
I don't trust anyone coming to my door....man, woman or child. If I don't expect them, then I have my guard up until I know who they are and what they want. Even if you are a woman and answer the door to another woman, don't let your guard down. How do you know she is not working with a man and together they are up to no good? Maybe she is a distraction and he is breaking into the back entrance intent on robbing you. It is important to find out RIGHT AWAY who they are and what they want. Don't let anyone stall you. If they are hesitant at all, close the door and call the police. Anyone on any sort of official business will have an identity card of some type and a ready explanation as to why they are there. Fast talking and avoiding identifying themselves should set off warning bells.
• United States
4 Mar 07
Good ideas on how to stay safe with strangers. It's better to stand your ground, letting them know your not falling for it.
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
It won't matter whether it's male or female. I would always be cautious to whoever would come knocking on my door. Nowadays, gender doesn't equate to being good or bad. Both male and female can commit wicked things. Frauds and other evil things can be done by both sexes. I would always be on my guard, and will think of my safety as well as with my housemates'.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Sad but true, you do bring up a good point.
• United States
3 Mar 07
To be honest, I usually reserve my thinking and stay on the side of caution with any stranger. I think it is needed to maintain safety.
• United States
3 Mar 07
I guess I still want to believe in people. I know I should be weary but, in this day and age I guess it isn't possible.
• India
3 Mar 07
I wont first,but let him/her come to my house after observing him/her carefully.then I will listen to his/her words and will finally take the decision right.
• United States
3 Mar 07
If you could observe them that would be great. Most of the time they kinda sneak up on you. You could be busy doing other things in your home ect. I know strangers try to make you trust them, can you tell if they are lying to you or not? Now, I have been lied to more by a man then by a woman stranger. Maybe why I would trust a female coming to my door.
• United States
3 Mar 07
I am iffy about anybody coming to the door that I do not know. If I had to choose which I would feel more comfortable opening the door to, I would say a woman. Men are more likely to cause more problems, and are more aggressive.
• United States
3 Mar 07
I think that is a good quality to have now a days. I agree that most men could be stronger and more aggressive then me.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I live in a rural town as well. But around here, I wouldn't trust either one. Some of the women around here actually seem to be worse than the men. It's to the point, I keep a baseball bat next to the front door just in case. I know it sounds bad, but I'd rather at least have something nearby to defend myself.
• United States
3 Mar 07
Good Idea, my door is off my kitchen. Close to a pot or knife, kinda scary. But, if I was affaird for my life I am sure I could use something to fight them off.
• United States
6 Mar 07
I just don't trust any stranger that comes to my door, whether adult, child, male or female. I am just to skiddish about it. Heck, sometimes I don't trust people I know, because the only time that show up is when they want something lol
• Philippines
4 Mar 07
Well, I don't easily trust anyone especially a stranger...we may never know who is bad or not. So better to be safe than sorry....I make sure my doors are locked always and I let my kids know not to open the door when a stranger knocks...just look in the window.
• India
4 Mar 07
I live in a city in which life becomes less safer day by day. Everyday i read about many robberies and someday's about murders as a part of the robbery too. In the context of this trusting some stranger who comes to my house will be a little difficult, be it a man or woman. I will clarify their purpose of visit first and if they says that they are from some companies i would ask for the identity proof. And if they are some sales people, generally i turn them down because i dont have a habit of buying stuff from people who come for door to door selling. I would agree to most of the people posted in this discussion, that be it a man or woman, a stranger can be dangerous.
• Malaysia
4 Mar 07
Its all the same to me... If they are salesman/salesgirl... I'll just say... SORRY LOL If they are NOT... I'll not open my door either... SAFETY FIRST... Lol
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
4 Mar 07
No I'm not trusting to female strangers. One reason is that I live in a large city and there are a lot of homeless persons on the streets here. But not just homeless persons are untrustworthy.
@freesoul (3022)
• Egypt
3 Mar 07
I don't know, it's about the time and situation, mostly no strangers will knock on my door in a big city unless they got the wrong address or selling something.. naturally as a man I feel less threatened by a female but one should keep in mind that "a female of the species is deadlier than the male " lol
• United States
3 Mar 07
No, I don't think i would trust either. But you're right ... chances are, I would probably have an easier time trusting a female coming to my door than a male.
@cutepenguin (6447)
• Canada
3 Mar 07
I probably would. I am more likely to open my door to a female than to a male. In my case, the whole thing is moot, because you can't get into my building without someone buzzing you in. If someone I don't know is at my door, I just don't answer it.
@wlzqqsh (217)
• China
3 Mar 07
don't believe anybody easily.