Theron continued: "They trick you with the 'people are suffering' thing. They trick you with the 'you can help so many people,' and you fall for it. And before you know it, you're at a restaurant with some stranger. Like, you could end up in [sex offender and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's] apartment that way! That's not a good idea."
The unattached Oscar winner -- mom to son Jackson, 6 months -- mustered up the courage to follow through on her promise and "go to dinner with this strange man." Because she still felt uneasy about it, she "made two girlfriends sit at the restaurant" nearby.
"The closer I got, I thought: 'This could actually turn out really bad,'" Theron recalled. "Rich people can be creeps, too! They can rape."