Dating versus hanging out
“Don’t just accept hangouts if you’re in the market for a relationship.” If you start just hanging out with someone you want to pursue romantically, you’ll end up unsatisfied and let down.Her Campus is just as excited as you are, and we’ve got you covered. After dissecting the past couple of months of her life, we were both wondering what was really going on with them. Dating: He slips his credit card into the little black folder without Call me crazy, but I thought he was her boyfriend. And went apple picking with her—and those are just two examples I threw out there. They just watch a movie and there's no physical contact except for a warm hug hello and then goodbye.
It’s important to make it clear what you are looking for so neither of you have unrealistic expectations about what is going to happen when you get together.This is where the ground between a date and a hangout can become unclear.Charlie, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, says that he considers carving out a night to watch a movie and make dinner with someone he’s interested in a date.“I’m on a really tight budget and don’t really have the opportunity to take someone out right now, even if we split the bill,” he says.“For now, if I like a girl and I choose to spend the day or night with her I consider it a date.” In a case like Charlie’s, it doesn’t hurt to inquire about their motives and expectations to make sure you’re both on the same page.