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    Is hanging out when theres more than 1 of u? Or is it only dating, when u say its a date? :confused:
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    I think you just know from the vibe and body language etc. If I've just met a guy we've been getting to know each other and he asks me out, I'd consider that to be a date.
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    Is hanging out when theres more than 1 of u? Or is it only dating, when u say its a date? :confused:
    Hanging out is pre-dating. It's figuring out if you actually want to date this person.
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    Is hanging out when theres more than 1 of u? Or is it only dating, when u say its a date? :confused:
    Label and nothing else. People have their own expectations of what a "date" is, but you could have a "date" of just sitting watching Netflix and eating microwave popcorn. Ditto with "hanging out".
    Usual idea is that a date is official couple stuff and there's some sort of structure and expectation, like man pays, kiss at the end or whatever. Hanging out is usually more of a chill informal thing like you would have with friends (but can be a couple thing too).
    Biggest thing I would note is if you are asked on a date vs to hang out, I would expect the date would be just two and hang out could include others. If it's already decided it's just the two of you though I wouldn't expect any specific difference.

    If people are fussed by those definitions and labels then there is a big difference, but at the end of the day either can be whatever you want and you can reach the same point in a relationship weather you "date" or "hang out".
    A lot of people have relationships that grow from just hanging out and never have much of an official label. Personally I don't think I've ever been on a "date", but I have been on multiple couple outings with my bf which some people would call dates. It's more of a matter of what you want to call it than what it actually is.

    Most important thing is to have an understanding with the other party and not be having a "date" where one person thinks it's casual hanging out and spending time together and one thinks it's a formal meal, guy opens car door for girl, orders food and drinks, pays, drives her home, kisses her at the perfect time blah blah blah.
    As long as you don't have crazy different expectations you can call it whatever you want.

    Wow that was long for such a short question. Oh well I hope it at least makes sense.
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    (Original post by phunky_fresh)
    I think you just know from the vibe and body language etc. If I've just met a guy we've been getting to know each other and he asks me out, I'd consider that to be a date.
    what if he says "u wanna hang out" tho?
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      I call a lot of things dates, study dates, shopping dates, food dates etc, with the opposite or same gender. When I say I'm going on a date with someone it's most likely platonic. Poor use of the word, I know but I just use it.

      There are instances where I'll use 'date night' or 'date with a guy' and that'll mean a proper, romantic date.
     
     
     
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