I've never in my life been on a date. It just isn't something real people do in Europe. Its a thoroughly alien concept which I only know of via American TV.
It seems though in Japan that people do date here...which leaves me utterly clueless on what to do.
Just how do you do it?
Is it as it seems- just see a pretty girl and ask for her number then call her and say "On Tuesday lets go to X"? As that seems just...so shallow and f***ed up.
If I'm to get anywhere with women here I think I have to adapt to the local culture but dating just seems to be a terrible thing...but I've no choice.
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This is not my description, but I think it's spot on.:
In my opinion, a date refers to an activity two people share together with the intention of getting to know each other better on a potentially romantic level. This differs greatly from 'hooking up' which usually describes a casual get together between two people that may or may not be sexual in nature. Two people who are "dating" therefore, have shared several dates together and have made it clear to one another they are interested in more than just a friendship - even if so far the exchanges have been purely friendly in nature. Dating is, essentially, getting to know someone over an extended period of time to determine if a relationship is something worth pursuing.0