31 August 2002
When is it a date?
Many have puzzled over this question, but the answer has never quite been forthcoming.
Until now, maybe. I stumbled across this on a LiveJournal account no permalinks, scroll down to 29 August at 9:54 am and it seems as good a definition as any:
It's a simple definition of what constitutes a genuine date and how to distinguish it from two friends of the opposite sex hanging together. It's a date if both the man and woman have the genuine desire at some point to see the other naked. Doesn't mean a date has to end in sex or whatever that night. But both the man and woman use the dating process as a way of getting to know each other, get comfy, so eventually they can show each other their nipples.
And I need to remind you that both parties have to have nudity as an eventual end goal. I hang out with a lot of women I want to see naked but that doesn't make it a date.
(Boldface as in the original.)
The only issue I might raise is the possibility that men, at least of the straight persuasion, want to see damned near every woman they know to which they are not related in a state of déshabillé.
(Should this technically be déshabillée? My French is limited to the ordering of dressing and/or fries.)Posted at 10:20 PM to Table for One