V sent over this article from the NY Times about The Man Date and well.. it's an interesting concept. you need to register to read the article, but it's free. for the lazy ones out there, here's a copy of the article. *click on the pic to enlarge it if you want to read it* (yes, im cheap. instead of hosting it and using up bandwidth, it's a jpg file on imageshack, hee)
Sooo.. does this ring true for the guys? No point directing the questions back at us girls. like the article says, girl dates are so common there's no need to concoct a specific name for them. we have shopping expeditions, visits to the museums, walks in the park, walks in the beach, exploring new cities, roadtrips.. and no, there's no squeamishness involved.
LOL, i love how the article ends with
A romantic date always trumps a man date.
now, does this give guys the excuse to get out of man dates now? if this rule is exercised, is the guy doing it out of the need to feel macho and manly to cause him to turn down his man date to go on his woman date or risk being labelled gay? or does the guy truly prefer to go on his woman date? hmm. assuming of course that the guy's heterosexual to begin with, that is. what if the woman date was with the annoying girl living down the hall from him who's been asking the guy out for the past year? does the guy still accept her invitation just so he can extricate himself from the man date with his childhood buddy? what would you do? hmmmm...