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You're cute. You must get hit on all day while canvassing.
Yes. It's typically guys, but some girls, too. Two days ago, some guy said he would sign anything I gave him, if I let him stick it in my butt. He said it like he was serious.
How did you react?
I just said no, and he walked away. And there was this guy from Italy who kissed me on my cheek, called me his beautiful angel, and recited an Italian poem for me.
Was he drunk?
How do you deal with sexual harassment?
I'm working, so all I can say is, "That's inappropriate." There've been incidents where a female canvasser was stroked or got her ass grabbed.
So, I feel insensitive for asking this right after you've told me about sexual harassment on the job, but would you ever be open to meeting someone while canvassing?
Probably not. I'm in a relationship, first of all. But I feel like if someone's hitting on me in this type of situation, it's creepy.
But what if the person's nice and attractive and obviously believes in the cause?
I'd be more comfortable dating another canvasser. Canvassers are all part of this unique world other people aren't aware of, and we have this cause in common.
So how can a random passerby get the attention of a canvasser?
Don't be creepy. Walk up to the canvasser, listen to what he or she says, and help out in whatever way you can if you support the cause. Feel it out before you ask for a phone number. You have to talk a bit to know if the canvasser's receptive. We get a lot of attention we don't want.
Has sidewalk canvassing changed the way you would approach dating?
Yeah. I talk to strangers on the street, so approaching someone in a bar is nothing.
I've been with my boyfriend for awhile, and he's suddenly become more sexually adventurous — like a totally different person in bed. Should I suspect he's cheating?
No. It's natural to want to try new things. Assuming that his curiosity must come from a bad place isn't healthy. If you say something suspicious to your boyfriend, he'll be discouraged from ever trying anything new.
I recently ended a long-term relationship. My ex-girlfriend and I both agreed we fell out of love with each other, so I thought it was mutual. I bumped into one of her friends recently, and the friend had no idea we'd broken up. I'm beginning to think my ex hasn't told many people. Why wouldn't she tell people close to her that we're no longer together? Should I confront her?
I don't know that people always tell everyone about a breakup right away. Sometimes they wait it out to see what happens, or until they can talk about it without falling apart. I'd try to contact the ex's best friend. That's the person who'd definitely know. Maybe the friends you ran into aren't close friends.
Your answers take such a stand. No waffling from you.
Yeah. I know what I believe.