I'm getting really sick of all the threads on this topic but I think this one needs to be said.
@Daniel: The problem with this is that people need to understand that at the point where the person has to say no, they are already harassed. The line has been crossed. They have been violated. People need to learn to act accordingly.http://freethoughtblogs.com/almostdiamonds/2012/06/11/the-problem-of-dogmatic-feminism/#comment-89215
This is absolutely not true. If no one ever bothered to ask for fear of hearing "no" the human species would die out. It is okay to ask someone for a drink, for coffee, for their number. If you've been flirting in public for two hours and feeling particularly brave it's even okay to ask, "Want to go back to my room and get funky?" Don't do these things in an elevator at 2:30am. Don't do these things in a dark alley. But in public, in daylight, go right ahead. I'm going to feel flattered and pleased. I'm not going to grab my rape whistle and bleat in your ear. I may say, "No thank you." I may even have a fit of the giggles. But 99/100 to the first three I'm going to say yes because I for one need more friends in my life.
I think you all know that having a drink, coffee, giving a phone number is NOT grounds for harassment, rape, whatever. You know that women are not asking for "it". You're adults and mostly well behaved. Agreeing to go to your room and get funky: this still isn't asking for "it". She can say "no" at any time and you need to back off. Again I'm pretty sure you all know that and respect that.
When I was a child my teachers would warn the class before field trips that we were being examples of our school and town and needed to show people how polite and great both were. So let's go out into the world and show how great skeptics, atheists and fans of SGU can be.
*ETA: And by "guys" I do mainly mean the male of the species but include all of you in this. I've never been asked by a lesbian but that wouldn't offend me either. I just figure it means women are WAY more picky then men.