Dating vs hanging out article
“My boyfriend and I have date nights sometimes but we hang out all the time. Sometimes the line between date and hangout is merely using the word “date.” Lo Dolce says that you’ll know you are just hanging out if the use the words “hang out,” they aren’t putting in much effort or they don’t show interest in seeing you during the day.
Those are signs that they aren’t looking for anything serious and are only in the market for something casual.
If your main source of meeting people is through your friends and their friends, then things can be really ambiguous.
That workmate you decide to go for lunch with, or the friend a friend you meet at party and decide to go see a film together, or, in my life, it's usually a comedian you've gigged with a few times who you decide to get a drink with.
You wouldn't think you'd have to wonder, "Am I on a date or not? But sometimes, even when you are there you're still not sure.
", but I can't count the number of times friends or I have talked about meeting up with someone and the inevitable "So... Granted, online dating and dating apps makes things way more clear.
With a great amount of audacity he said, “Sorry, I look forward to hanging out again soon!
Especially if you try to stick to offline dating, it can be difficult to tell if you're actually going on a date or just meeting up.
Charlie, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, says that he considers carving out a night to watch a movie and make dinner with someone he’s interested in a date.
“I’m on a really tight budget and don’t really have the opportunity to take someone out right now, even if we split the bill,” he says.
“For now, if I like a girl and I choose to spend the day or night with her I consider it a date.” In a case like Charlie’s, it doesn’t hurt to inquire about their motives and expectations to make sure you’re both on the same page.
Carly, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, believes in a situation like the one Charlie presented, it needs to be established as a date because she feels if it's left unclear, it’s considered just hanging out.