for you personally, not just in general because who knows if there is even an agreed upon answer. if you go out with someone, how do you know whether or not it is a date?
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Date- Usually the gentlemen pays for you, and there is a lot of flirtation involved. Usually both parties want someting to come of this relationship.
Hanging out - You may pay for yourself, or he may pay for the entire hang out. There is usually no flirtation invovled, just two people enjoying each others company. Both don't want the relationship to lead much further than it already is, (if it does it is without intent).1