90% of the posts I'd take issue with then if it's about people going about their daily lives and being told that they aren't wise enough to make their own decisions. I'm with the PP who said she refuses to live her life like a victim. If I want to walk at night that's my business, and certainly not up to my so-called friends to critique my decisions on open forums. I do think that the OP may be jealous of her friend's confidence. Her friend has more chance of being assaulted by dating someone she knows than walking in a busy park. By a long shot.