What is a Date?

A few days ago my best friend texted me:
"You know what I just realized? Making new friends with other women is brainless in comparison to guys. 'Let's hang out again! We'll find something awesome to do! Go dancing, or maybe even knit, or work out, or bake (before we work out)!' But with guys you have to think and think about it. "Do I really ask them to do something? Even if I say just as friends? That doesn't exist - unless you manage to find or create large groups of inconspicuous whole hearted young Christian people. And in my city that needs help. It's a major decision. Dancing? That's a date. Knitting? (Technicalities aside) that would technically still be a date. Even if it were for orphans in Siberia. Hm... mowing grass? Probably. "I really think 'just as friends' and any maintained friendly conversation translates to 'I like her, let's be exclusive' even if they don't come right out and say it. It's so ridiculous. "No wonder Song of Solomon says don't talk to any guys until they take initiative and make you fall in love with them. LOL"
To which I replied:

"Ryan Gosling knits. So that would definitely be a date."

Her response:
See!

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So ... I don't really know what to say about this. But I thought I'd kick off a series on guy/girl stuff. Also I thought it was funny. Hopefully I'll wrestle with this nuance as I progress.

More to come. Stay tuned.

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