man date

See also: mandate, Mandate, and mandaté


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man (adult male) +‎ date (meeting with a romantic partner)


man date (plural man dates)

  1. (colloquial) A platonic outing by two (typically straight) men, often in settings that would otherwise be reserved for romantic encounters.
    • 2005 April 10, Jennifer 8. Lee, “The Man Date”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Anyone who finds a date with a potential romantic partner to be a minefield of unspoken rules should consider the man date, a rendezvous between two straight men that is even more socially perilous.
    • 2010, Jason Day and Aaron Chronister, BBQ Makes Everything Better, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 17:
      We were set up on a man date, and the next thing you know we were cooking for our first competition!
    • 2011, Tod Goldberg, The Bad Beat, Penguin, →ISBN, page 62:
      Just three buddies having a Sunday afternoon man date at a faux dive bar.