Not sure chatting with a hobo for ten minutes is necessary to you and your boyfriend’s safety.
Chris Braley

You are also oblivious to the fact that ignoring can be an honest-to-goodness perceived sign of weakness. You cannot handle the confrontation, therefore you tuck tail and scurry off. This dangerous individual now knows what you’re capable of (and in his mind, it’s just fleeing) and the chances of him following/stalking/attacking you are even higher.

A woman who appears to be weak is often the easiest damn target.