Believe it or not, saying ‘hello’ to random strangers on the street can be seen as intimidating, threatening, terrifying. People walking to work, to meet friends, go home, usually aren’t looking to start up a meaningful relationship, or even a casual conversation. Men saying hello to random women on the sidewalk, in most cases, is not them “just being friendly.” It carries intent.
Places where it might be alright to casually flirt with new people-
Places where it is not alright to expect to meet that special someone-
The street or sidewalk
While someone is working (like the barista making you coffee or the person selling you books)
Places it is appropriate to act sexually aggressive towards strangers-
Also, if you use the internet to stalk, attack, threaten or intimidate people, you are a coward of the worst variety.