A while ago someone suggested I write a post about guys who ignore the “script” for dating, for example by accepting the drink offered by the parents. A nice idea, but I’d been unaware that this was taboo. Fact is, I’m not entirely sure what the guy’s side of dating looks like. I know they’re supposed to find, borrow, rent, or steal a car for the purpose (except when they don’t, and you have to meet them somewhere) and I know they’re supposed to find a nearby place to eat or sit, but they don’t always do this either, and I’ve had a terribly awkward date in the “lobby” of the Boro Park Plaza, which consists of two couches right next to the entrance where every Dovid, Yoiyle, Shprintza and Ayelet passes by and throws you a sweet “oh a dating couple” glance, and then stand at a surreptitious distance making bets over whether it’s your first date or third. Men have my sympathy for having to undergo parental grilling and for having the tough task of deciding if this girl thinks any civilized male opens car doors or who is adamant about being capable of opening her own doors, thank you very much. I know it isn’t easy being green or a dating man (often enough they’re the same thing), but I don’t really know all that much about it.
So the “write a date from the male point of view” suggestion below the Shirt Color post made me wonder. C’mon guys. What’s it like to go on a date?