At Red Robin - AKA Man-Date
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Apparently when your wife goes out of town and you spend the night hanging out with your buddy it’s called a “man date” (See Below). Tonight I went and hung out with my buddy Mike and we went to Red Robin for dinner and then we went to the new showcase Cinemas at a Patriot Place. Dinner at Red Robin was really good, as usual. I had the bacon cheeseburger with blue cheese and Mike had a bacon cheeseburger as well. We took advantage of the delicious bottomless steak fries. I introduced him to the tasty flavor of fry sauce.

Now that is a tasty burger

We also checked out the showcase Cinemas at patriot Place. We saw the movie Transporter 3. It was an entertaining movie however there was plenty of suspension of disbelief. I suppose that’s what you go to the movies for anyway and so I really liked it. There are a couple of really hard to believe points as with any Transporter movie.

Some people have asked about what a Man Date is all about. Well, I did a little research and found a New York Times article about it. Here is the definition from that article.

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.

And here is the rule of thumb on movies on a man date:

When attending a movie together – preferably with explosions or heavy special effects, never a romantic comedy – guys prefer to put a nice big seat between each other. (This only sounds like an episode of “Seinfeld.”)…

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8 Responses to “At Red Robin – AKA Man Date”

  1. That picture is tooo much to handle, I must go to Red Robin NOW!

    I didn’t know a guys night out was called man date. That’s pretty funny.

    Kim @ What’s That Smell?s last blog post..“Fill in the Blankie” Ultra Personalized Baby Blanket – review & GIVEAWAY

  2. Drew says:

    Kim,

    This is how the New York Times article on Man Dates defines one.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/fashion/10date.html

    “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.”

    So in this case we went to dinner, in a booth, sat and talked, joked with each other about the “manliness” of our drinks, he had the blueberry pomegranate lemonade and I had the Strawberry lemonade. Then we went to the movies and left the seat between us empty. We talked about the previews, I made a few comments to him about some of the ridiculous things about the movie. We went home. A man date.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Definitely a man date, and good for you! There seems to be so much pressure on guys to only socialize if sports, drinking, and/or helping a friend move is involved. There’s no reason two guys can’t eat dinner and then go see a movie. Although, Transporter 3? Was Quantum of Solace sold out? lol

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  4. Drew says:

    Elizabeth,
    Mike had already seen Quantum of Solace. I will tdo a solo run to go see that or if Allison and I watch Casino Royale on Mike’s big screen we will go see Quantum together.

  5. Michelle says:

    You had me at Red Robin… yum!

    Michelles last blog post..win benspark’s big box of awesome!

  6. Drew says:

    Michelle,

    Too Funny!… yum!

  7. […] in 2008 I went to Red Robin with my friend Mike. I dubbed the evening the “Man Date”. A PR firm for Red Robin contacted me last month and asked me if I wanted to go back out again on […]

  8. […] This event came about because of a tongue and cheek post that I wrote back in 2008 about Mike and I going to Red Robin and then to the movies. Allison asked me how my “Man Date” was and because of that I […]

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