Gates, are non-threatening to the woman, and usually make great companions because there are no pre-conceived ideas of the definition of the date, make great dance partners, have good etiquette, and of course dress well.
There have been many instances when the woman becomes delusional and secretly views the gate as a real date. This is known as "trying to change the lock on the gate" and has never succeeded.
Samantha: Actually, yes, I have. I'm bringing my friend Bryan.
Bride: Oh, could Bryan be someone special? More than just a friend?
Samantha: No, he's just a gate. Unfortunately, he doesn't play on our team, but he looks good and is fun to hang with. Plus it will prevent the family from getting their hopes up about me being the next to walk down the aisle in a white dress.
Examples include Strippergate (one of several scandals involving politicians and strippers), Nipplegate (the wardrobe malfunction at Super Bowl XXXVIII), and Maidgate (Meg Whitman's illegal immigrant maid).
Steve Jobs: "Not much playa, just tryin' to keep it gangsta."
Bill Gates: "I think I'm going to put up a new gate at my house."
Steve Jobs: "Oooh scandalous!"
Bill Gates: "No, not really, it's just a gate, like a door in a fence."
Steve Jobs: "What kind of -gate? Are you going to hire illegal immigrants to build it? Are you going to paint 'Google is Microsoft's bitch' on it?"
Bill Gates: "No, no, just a regular old gate. Not a -gate as in a scandal."
Steve Jobs: "I can see it now: Gatesgategate! Just make sure you chiggity-check yo self before you wriggity-wreck yo self, sport."
Bill Gates: "Riiight..."