Basically the title, how do we know if we are being asked out on a date or if we are just hanging out as friends. Especially if the guy doesn't say it is a date nor that it's just as friends.
Most Helpful Guy
Don't focus on location, watch how is he acting towards you, his body language, his question, are they sexual a bit? Is he loving and caring? Or is he asking everyday questions?2
Most Helpful Girl
If he pays that's a pretty strong sign!
Basically if he makes the effort to want to go somewhere WITH you, that's probably a date. If you just go to each others houses or something, that's not a date. There's got to be some effort there on his part to actually show you that he is interested. If a guy's into you, he'll make that pretty obvious.2