Guys tend to use the phrase "hang out" most often, even when it's technically a date. How can a girl know for sure without asking and making it weird?
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I usually use the term "hang out" when there is nothing planned, "date" for me implies I've prepared something or have an activity in mind. However, like others, I use the term "hang out" with friends too, and when I say "hang out at my place" to a girlfriend I generally mean get physical.
Now honestly, there's no real harm in asking directly, it's not even that weird. It shows you're really interested (by wanting to make things more official), and you'll know if he's on the same level.0