This is gonna sound like a really stupid question but I'll ask anyway. How exactly does dating work? Like I know you meet someone, ask for their number or whatever, set up a time to go on a date, go on said date, meet again etc.
My questions are:
How long do you have to know a girl to ask her out on a date? How do you meet people and go on dates?
Like say you are in line at a cafe and you start chatting up a girl in behind you while you wait. Do you ask her if she wants to go out sometime and then get her #? I'm just kind of confused lol.
I've only been on 4 dates my entire life and they didn't happen like that. I really want to start dating more girls but what exactly does dating mean. If you're dating a girl does that make her your girlfriend? After how many dates?
And the other big part of the question is can you go on dates with multiple girls at the same time. Like say you have a date with Maria on Friday, then the next day you have a date with Sarah. Would that be cheating on Maria, or is it just a date?
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This is a legitimate question! Many people are on here trying to find these answers!
"How long do you have to know a girl to ask her out on a date?"
This depends on your comfort level. Say you meet someone at a coffee shop and you comment on one thing, then that leads to a topic worthy of conversation, then the next thing you know you just spent a good hour talking to this interesting girl and there are obvious sparks. You can ask her right then and there if she would like to hang out some time. OR, this typically happens if you meet someone online, where you will text, phone call, or Skype one another and date until you feel comfortable with meeting the person, about maybe a week after your first messages.
"How do you meet people and go on dates? "
If you're in college/university, I find that the best way to meet people is by joining clubs and organizations. You can meet new friends and in case none of them are girls, don't worry, your guy friends have friends that are girls and you will eventually meet them. But, you can practically meet people anywhere if you have the right approach. I have been approached while standing in line at the post office! I guess any place where you have to queue is a good place. Coffee shops are good places when it's summer time because people are mostly there to hang out and not really studying.
"Do you ask her if she wants to go out sometime and then get her #?"
I think the best way to approach anyone is with by commenting on something random, like an ice breaker. Once you get something out you will feel more comfortable with saying what you really want to say. A guy once approached me while walking out of school and asked if I knew how to do citations. It was random because we were not in the same class and I had never seen him before. Then he asked if I was taking English, to which I replied that I had already taken it. He proceeded to ask how long I was attending there and that was when I knew this was going somewhere else. Sure enough we exchanged numbers. The guy from the post office had "broken the ice" with commenting on how long these post office lines are.
"If you're dating a girl does that make her your girlfriend? After how many dates?"
It doesn't make her your girlfriend until you make it official, which requires a proper conversation and agreement of exclusivity between both parties. Some people say they are dating and they are actually in a relationship but dating can also mean you are just going on dates to try and get to know the person better. It totally depends on you and your partner when you want to make it official. My current boyfriend and I made it official after about a week of talking and 2 dates worth because we knew we really liked each other and our personalities matched up. Before him I was going on multiple dates with one guy over the course of 3 months.
"Would that be cheating on Maria, or is it just a date?"
Just a date unless you mutually agree to become exclusive.2