Friends Dating Do's and Dont's - Tips for
understanding dating mentioned on the episode "The One with the Thumb" on the
situation comedy FRIENDS/NBC/1994-2004.
A naive Rachel Greene (Jennifer Aniston) received these lessons on dating from her more
informed friends Monica Geller (Courtney Cox), Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc),
Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry) and Phoebe Buffay (Lisa Kudrow).
The group's advice included:
- "We should do this again" means "You will never see me naked"; "It's
not you" means "It Is you";
- "You're such a nice guy" means "I'm gonna be dating
leather-wearing alcoholics and complaining about them to you."
- "I think we should see other people" translated to "Ha, ha...I already
At the conclusion of their conversation Rachel says "And Everybody knows
this?" "Oh yeah," replied Joey "It cushions the blow." Joey also advised his
friend Chandler "Why do you have to break up with her? Be a man, Just stop
Once Monica said "Okay, everybody. Relax. This is not even a date. It's just
two people going out to dinner and not having sex." Her friend Chandler
responded: "Sounds like a date to me." Monica, in a fit of low self esteem
lamented "Is it me? Is it like I have a beacon that only dogs and men with
severe emotional problems can hear?"
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