Would you ever consider inviting a stranger to dinner out?
I was having an interesting conversation with someone the other night, and this question came up. Here's the scenario:
You travel a lot on business and often find yourself walking around town late in the afternoon following a day of meetings with people you don't know. You're mind is on finding a good restaurant, but you wish you didn't have to dine alone so often. You spot a pleasant looking couple that are obviously tourists and you consider going up and asking if they'd like to join you at the steak house across the street. You offer to treat them to the meal, naturally.
Would you be so daring? Or would you be afraid that they would think you were a freak of nature?
What would you do if you were the couple? Would you assume it's some kind of scam and run the other way, or see it as a chance to meet a nice person and have a good meal?