Is it a date? Is it just a hangout? It can be tough to distinguish between a date and a hang out, especially in college when most are on a tight budget and dinner and a movie can be totally out of the question.
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On the other hand, if he says he just wants to hang out as friends, he could still have feelings for you. So is it a date or are you just hanging out? Does this person like you or are they just very friendly and warm?
You wouldn't think you'd have to wonder, "Am I on a date or not? I mean, it should be obvious, right? You should know whether or not it's a romantic thing before you get there.
A few weeks ago, I went out with a guy that I used to date because he wanted to get my professional opinion on his dating situation. This is where the problem began. I very politely told him that WE had not been on a date.
And in the 21st-century dating realm, one letter or punctuation mark carries more weight than it rationally and sensically should. Are you meeting him at his local watering hole for a few drinks and some bar food? Or is he taking you to his favorite small-town overlook for an evening picnic?
The line between hanging out and legitimate date can be pretty blurry, which gets awkward really fast when both parties proceed with different expectations. And poor, unknowing Jimmy had worn sweatpants, played video games, and had served her corn chips the entire afternoon. Or worse, to come prepared for a romantic evening only to realise that your date had completely misread your intentions.
Attitudes around dating change from year to year, and generation to generation, so who can say for sure that the dates we go on today would even be considered dates to our parents and grandparents. What matter is whether or not both of your intentions are romantic. I can go to the same venue and spend the same amount of money catching up with a friend as I would on a date.
You think that the spark between the two of you is palpable, but at the same time you're not sure if you're on an actual date. When you first get together with a potential romantic partner, confusion about whether you're on a date or just hanging out is common. Sixty-nine percent of toyear-olds reported feeling this ambiguity in a survey by USA Today.