A date buffer
is a friend that you bring along
when you hang out with
someone that you're romantically interested
in. The purpose of this
is to make the excursion seem as if it wasn't a date, but more of a friendly gathering. In most
cases though, the 'buffer
' is ignored as a third wheel.
However, if you're NOT interested
in the person, a date buffer
can be used so that you don't send the wrong message.
1) "Dude, I wanna
go out with that chick again, but I'm a wuss and I don't wanna
go alone. Could you be by date buffer
2) "That guy's cool and all, but I don't really like him like that. Just
be my date buffer
today and I'll pay for your ticket."