I'm working on a theory, this is based on data collected over many years.
Men born and/or bred in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne see going out to dinner as something akin to proposing marriage. Or at least saying the L word. Even if you're only friends and you've known each other for years and there is absolutely no room for misinterpretation of what's happening, they can't do it.
Coming around for a home cooked meal, however, is different. Why?
omg. third post today. I didn't miss lj at all. no, not one single bit. Aaarrgh. shoot me now.