I'm a bit late ok, about nine days late on this one, but I just read this New York Times article about straight guys meeting up for what the Times calls "man dates".
Times writer Jennifer 8. Lee explains what differentiates a "man date" from just hangin' out:
Simply defined a man date is two heterosexual men socializing without the crutch of business or sports. It is two guys meeting for the kind of outing a straight man might reasonably arrange with a woman. ...Taking a walk in the park together is a man date; going for a jog is not. Attending the movie "Friday Night Lights" is a man date, but going to see the Jets play is definitely not.So, according to the Times, women just aren't that interested in sports. Indeed, a man cannot "reasonably arrange" to go jogging with a woman, or take her to a football game.
Hmm. Makes you wonder why the Times got so worked up about changes to Title IX.