Apparently it’s not socially acceptable for a man to invite another man out just for coffee or to go out for a meal, in case it’s perceived as a date. Like it’s fine if you wanna go to the pub and drink beer and have a chat but make it non-alcoholic and suddenly you’re not straight anymore? You can go to the cinema together but ONLY if it’s an action movie. You guys can’t even just go shopping with each other. Oh masculinity, so fragile, so strange. 

Literally never heard of this. This is a completely made up representation of men.

I go out all the time with other straight, pretty masculine dudes that it doesn’t mean anything to go out and grab lunch.
Gone to the mall to go buy clothes with other dudes before. Watched comedies with dudes before.
I don’t drink coffee so I wouldn’t really go grab coffee with a guy, but I’ve seen most likely straight men hang out at coffee shops before. In fact I’ve even been to little meet ups and been introduced to people at coffee shops because none of us were really hungry.

Idk where people have gotten the idea that men only will go out and get beer with other men.