man date

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See also: mandate and mandaté

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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”, The New York Times:
      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 9781439168301, 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 9780451234094, page 62:
      Just three buddies having a Sunday afternoon man date at a faux dive bar.