When two people are attracted to each other, what makes it a date VS just 'hanging out'?
and if i want to take things slow should i ask if he wants to hang out, or would that obscure the fact i 'like;' him and be confusing.. can you go on a date and still take things slow?
We are friendly acquaintances. He asked me out a year ago but i had too many other time obligations.
- A date is basically the same/ very different from hanging out "because..." If you like him and want to move on from being friendly ask him on a date. You can still go slow.50%(1)56%(9)Vote57%(8)
- A date is basically the same/ very different than hanging out. Ask him to hang out so you can take things slow.0%(0)12%(2)Vote14%(2)
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Date is much more formal where hangout is more informal. You can absolutely just hang out with your crush and still be in a relationship. As far as what I think the difference is, I'd consider a date to have formal plans (certain time, certain restaurant/place, maybe dressed up a little), whereas hanging out is more casual probably at one of your places, watching movies, talking, cuddling etc. You can certainly show your interest in someone while just hanging out, and actually these hangouts may be more romantic because you can cuddle and kiss all you want vs sitting in a restaurant somewhere having general conversations. The label may matter to some people, but personally I like the term hangout because it doesn't set any high expectations, you're just getting together to have a good time. I've had one relationship where we pretty much always used the term hang out or some variation and we didn't always just sit and watch movies, we went to parks, ate out and all kinds of stuff. So basically I would say if you are worried about the hanging out label insinuating that you just want to be friends, make your feeling clear that you want more, and like I said that very easy to do whether its a date or hangout.1
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