Being a single guy who’s had no luck in dating the opposite sex lately, I’ve found myself going on a lot of man dates. The most recent one was this weekend when we went to see I Love You, Man. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the movie (which was quite funny) is about a guy who goes on a series of man dates to find a new best friend. While there were a number of similarities between the movie and our relationship, my buddy and I didn’t talk about them because such things aren’t done on man dates.
I caught one of the stars of I Love You, Man, Jason Segel, on Fresh Air the other day and he got it right when he talked about male friendships…it’s tougher for men to make same sex friends as we get older, while women can go into the bathroom and come out with a new best friend. So it’s important for guys to hold on to and foster these relationships. In fact, it’s commonplace in many Asian cultures for men to hold hands to show affection. ***Easy joke alert*** This practice is also quite common here in San Francisco, but I’m not quite at that level yet.
Last ate: some rice pilaf
Listening to: An awesome rendition of “Stand By Me” by the international organization Playing for Change. I guarantee this will make you feel good.