No one likes to get stood up, and for whatever reason, gay guys think it's totally cool to just flake out on a date. You'll probably send out/receive a few of these, one a few hours before the set time and another minutes before.
This is especially important when a guy replies "yeah sure" and "why not" to you proposing a date in the first place. Now that you're both sitting down and are waiting on your beverages, the date really begins.
No, I'm not proud, but it worked like a charm, so there.
Don't assume this happens at the end of the date, because if a guy is actually into you, then he might want to feel out exactly how far this first date will go.
Note: if you want my panties to drop, just mention Buffy.
Otherwise you can use their list to pretty much judge the other guy's entire character.
This is actually more of a strategic maneuver than it is a getting to know the other person questions.
Essentially, based on their answers, you can get a feel of the kind of person they are and whether or not you guys will actually mesh.
If not, now's your chance to plan your escape route, and that works both ways.
One time, while my random date was in the washroom, I totally texted my friend to call me, screaming about some emergency and needing some help.
This is partly to ensure you smile to the right person when they enter the venue, and partly to make sure you didn't make a huge mistake and go out with someone who can hide their fugz really well.99% of the time, if two gay dudes are going out on a date, they either met on Grindr, online, drunk as tits at a club, or got set up through a friend. Only a weirdo would actually remember a half-hour text-versation from two days ago, right?