The name just sounds like it's, well, a Double Date between two couples. However, it's actually specifically about a double date where there's UST between a member of couple A, and a member of couple B (the example as thesis might not be helping this). As such, it gets potholed a LOT as just a plain double date.
I vote we turn the page into just a normal double date and make a new page with the old definition. UST Double Date or something.
Video Game/Amagami: Used as a regular double date (more of a "diving on the friend grenade" situation than anything else)
Noah's Arc: Actually seems to be more of a third wheel situation, since it seems like one guy invited two other characters over (none of whom were involved with each other), but I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
I forget who said this just last week, but trope makers should never use a predefined term (like Double Date) as the trope name for something else than its preexisting definition (like Double-Date-but-only-if-...) That's just asking for trouble.
I concur with the OP; transplant or YKTTW the current meaning of the trope, and redefine this page to what its name means.
It may not be me saying that Spark is remembering, but that's certainly my stance on the issue, and has been for a long time. I fully concur with making "Double Date" cover exactly what it is used to mean in Real Life (two couples go on a date together) and transplanting the subtrope (two couples go on a date together and one from one couple has UST with one from the other couple) to a more accurately name.
edited 14th Aug '13 10:47:05 AM by Madrugada
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Was this recently launched? It looks like it doesn't have enough examples for folders. And the description is very short for something so specific. Considering how few examples there are, I'd say just make it whenever two couples are on a date.
Our page for Double Date should be for what the term is used for outside TV Tropes. This is one case where I wouldn't even bother with checking misuse.
I also seem to rememeber an image of a Double Date where all four people were thinking of the person they weren't dating. Did we have a page with such an image?
The minimum we need for examples is who is dating whom, and where they go.
Usually a Double Date (or Triple Date, or Quadruple Date) happens when everyone in a couple shares an interest. The more general the setting, the less the people have in common. A Double Date trip to a 1940s baseball museum gives the group a chance to bond over their common interest and enjoy themselves. Whereas a Double Date trip to an Italian restaurant is slightly less likely to go well, and a Double Date to a coffee shop is likely to end in disaster for one or more couples.
Well, a lot of people have agreed that the name is bad for the current definition, so yeah...
Alternative Titles: Double Date
9th Jan '14 8:18:31 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.