SM is discussing:

Robert Foster, a Republican candidate for Mississippi governor, told a female reporter that he couldn't be interviewed by her unless she was accompanied by a male colleague.

Prudent. Never eat alone with a woman you are not in a relationship with, whether you are in any relationship with someone or not. Far too easy for false accusations.

Actually these days, best to avoid eating alone with non-friend males too. Cant trust them either.

Maybe its better to hold all meeting on recorded telepresence/video sessions.