Over a plate of Jack N Jill’s mini blueberry muffins (these are no joke and should be murdered anytime you make it to LA), the question of what constitutes a date came up with a few of the homies.
The conversation started around the miscommunication of signs between suitors and suitees. After a few examples were discussed, I realized there isn’t really an agreed upon standard for when an encounter crosses over from casual meet-up to a full fledged date.
Being the maverick I am, I’ve developed a fail-proof system for whether or not it is a date or were you two just depositing carbon dioxide in the same vicinity.
For starters, this only applies to single people that are hanging out with other single people. All iterations of a committed person (I’ll leave it to you good people to determine if you are in a committed relationship…but we do know that isn’t your wife sir) will most likely not apply to any of this because committed people do weird things by the very nature of being committed (for example, date night…really you have to schedule a night to go out with your significant other like you would forget to do this in between all those trips to Home Depot and Bed, Bath, and Beyond??).
Secondly, I’m assuming the male in the situation has a job and therefore can afford a date. If not, then all bets are off and I hope the brother’s creative skills offset his lack of pay days.
With that out of the way, bring on the “that was a date” criteria: Read more of this post