Last night, I was going to go with my friends George and Hannah to watch a play at Niel de Mesa's Koine (did i spell that right?), but since Hannah's family had a dinner we just ended up hanging out in a coffee place at Shang. We talked about a lot of things, but the question of the night was this:
Q: Is there such a thing as a friendly date?
Joel: I don't think that there really is cos no matter how innocent or 'friendly' you make a date out to be there is always that tiny seed of interest buried in the mind/heart of one or sometimes both people.
George: If it doesn't exist then how else would you get to know someone you're interested in if there was no other common venue like work, a project, or an organization?
Hannah: I think there has to be since sometimes, as a girl, you just want to take the opportunity to learn about a guy before you step into anything more serious.
I guess there are other good arguments for both sides but I still stick to my opinion that 'friendly date' is just another name for "a real date but we're afraid to call it that because of what some people would think so we think of a safe name to use".