Tuesday, April 12, 2005

The New York Times > Fashion & Style > The Man Date

The New York Times > Fashion & Style > The Man Date: "Simply defined a man date is two heterosexual men socializing without the crutch of business or sports. It is two guys meeting for the kind of outing a straight man might reasonably arrange with a woman. Dining together across a table without the aid of a television is a man date; eating at a bar is not. Taking a walk in the park together is a man date; going for a jog is not. Attending the movie 'Friday Night Lights' is a man date, but going to see the Jets play is definitely not."

It's an interesting thought -- though the author left "getting drinks" off the list of non-man-dates despite it being a common guy thing and (i think, at least) a viable date possibility. I'd never really thought of it before, but most of my lunch appointments during the week are with women (not all though -- Whitehead Inst. salmon on Friday's with Javy is a regular). Intriguing that the article author had to make up a name for the activity.

Lastly, am I hallucinating or does the by-line state her middle initial is "8"?


  1. "A certain mystique has surrounded Jennifer 8. Lee ever since, as a teenager, she added a number to spice up her common name.

    It followed her to the New York Times, where she became a staff reporter at age 24. And it’s trailed the 27-year-old to Washington, D.C., where Ms. Lee has become better known for her parties than for her peculiar byline."

  2. Geez. Can't two men be friends without the New York Times searching for latent homosexuality? No wonder the Times is losing so many readers.

  3. hey, access is closed to this article :(
    is there any place where I can read it?


  4. if it possible pls send me it by mail ave [at sign] allwomenstalk.com

    thanks one more time :)


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