This happened one weekend I was out driving. I picked up a guy around 2:25am, he was standing by a late night fast food place. He looks about 18-22 years of age. I pull up next to him and gets in. Our eyes met, I smiled and said "How is it going? How was your night?" He smiled back and says, "It's been a long night so thank for picking up, you look like you'd like to play." I said, "Excuse me?" Pax: Oh, sorry I meant to say you look like you like to play video games. Me: Haha, sometimes but I'm more of a casual gamer. Pax: Well, I got this great game at home I just bought. I haven't even opened it yet. Would you like to play it with me? I have many others too we can play together. What kind of games do you like? Me: Sorry, I have to decline your offer...but I like RPG's, scary games, and some FPS. Pax: Do you like Call of Duty, Battlefield or Halo? Me: I used to play Halo a long time ago, it was a fun game. Pax: So come play some games with me. I'm a nice guy, you don't have to worry about me...you can leave anytime you want. Me: I'm working and if I'm not on the road driving I'm losing money. (I was finding a nice way to let him down since I'm not a confrontational person, also his request was a little out of line even if his intentions were genuine). Pax: How about you come to my place and play video games with me and I'll pay you for your time? Just one hour of your time. Is $100 good for you? Me: hmm, (pause)...I Pax: Let me make that $200 for just one hour of your time. I live in a nice area, it's my own place and you have nothing to worry about. Me: Why are you doing this? Why me? (I must admit $200 was pretty tempting for an hour of my time...I would probably make that driving at least 6-8 hours). Pax: You seem like a nice girl, warm smile, approachable and down to earth. So what do you say? Me: So just one hour right? And if I'm not feeling comfortable I can leave at anytime? Pax: Yes! You keep the $200 regardless of how long you stay even if you decide to leave as soon as you walk through the door. I went to an ATM as he requested and he withdrew $200, then handed it over to me. I know many of you are probably cringing at this story and the fact that I even entertained the idea of going with a complete stranger, more so being a girl. I know there's something about unwanted contact with riders after the trip is over but this was not the case. I was going to simply turn off the app and I was going to be hanging out with someone on my own time. It also made me feel a little safer that I have mace with me in case I had to use it. I was on my toes at first but I did not get a bad intuition about this guy. I know you're always supposed to trust your instincts. We ended up playing a few games and he was like a little kid, very excited to be playing video games with a friend. I left after the hour, he gave me a hug and said "Thank you so much for hanging out with me, I was right about you...you're awesome!" It was a bit of a good feeling having made his night and walking out of there with $200 in my pocket. I had never done something like this before, meeting up with a complete stranger (a guy) going to his place. This could have gone terribly bad and you'd probably have heard this story on a news article. I went against all logic defying my safety for a few hundred dollars. No woman would have deliberately put herself in this situation. Would I do it again? I would probably say no I wouldn't. At the end of the day my safety is more important than all the money in the world. It was just a moment of doing something so rash and spontaneous, filled with a bit of adrenaline rush for doing something I should have not done...especially at 3 in the morning with a complete stranger. I'm curious to know if any of you would have done what I did in a similar situation?