Exactly what makes a outing between 2 people a date vs just hanging out? Example would be person A asks person B to do or see something fun with them a few days in advance.
Most Helpful Girl
This is also what I've been wondering. I mean, I usually think that if the intention is not to see whether we would be romantically compatible, then it's not a date. But then the guys I've actually been on dates with never call them "dates". Even if they later on made a move, meaning wanting for it to go somewhere. And I have met someone to hookup with, we went out for coffee and cake first, and he called that a date when for me it wasn't, because I had no romantic intentions with him. Only sexual. So I'm just as confused. Also, during hanging out, I have had a guy friend pay for me. And on what in my mind were dates, I have paid for myself. So the paying rule doesn't hold up either.0
Most Helpful Guy
i think it´s a "date" if you make an appointment to meet a person to get to know them with the ultimate intention to get with them. if you already know them and just casually spend some time, it´s "hanging out".
so basically it comes down to the intention of evolving your relationship to a commited one. if you just want tot stay on the same level you are now, it´s hanging out. if you wanna improve, it´s dating.0