Difference between date and dating

14-Sep-2017 19:57

It can be tough to distinguish between a date and a hang out, especially in college when most are on a tight budget and dinner and a movie can be totally out of the question.

Don’t worry—Her Campus talked to expert Adam Lo Dolce, the founder of Sexy Confidence, a website dedicated to helping the 21st century woman create a love life she loves, about how you can distinguish between the two. Before being able to distinguish between a date and a hangout, you have to realize there is a distinct difference between the two.

“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.

Carly, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, believes in a situation like the one Charlie presented, it needs to be established as a date because she feels if it's left unclear, it’s considered just hanging out.

Courtney is the founder and president of Zeta Omega Eta, a feminist sorority dedicated to bringing like-minded women together to take on all the University of Michigan has to offer.

Follow Courtney's adventures on her Instagram: @courtneyc00k !

Don’t worry—Her Campus talked to expert Adam Lo Dolce, the founder of Sexy Confidence, a website dedicated to helping the 21st century woman create a love life she loves, about how you can distinguish between the two. Before being able to distinguish between a date and a hangout, you have to realize there is a distinct difference between the two.“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.Carly, a sophomore at the University of Michigan, believes in a situation like the one Charlie presented, it needs to be established as a date because she feels if it's left unclear, it’s considered just hanging out.Courtney is the founder and president of Zeta Omega Eta, a feminist sorority dedicated to bringing like-minded women together to take on all the University of Michigan has to offer.Follow Courtney's adventures on her Instagram: @courtneyc00k !Whether it’s just hanging out or the date of a lifetime, being clear about your expectations and how they match up with your partner’s is the most important thing when it comes to dating vs. It’s the best way to avoid being caught in a sticky situation or getting your feelings hurt. If that scares them away, you know you’re too good for them anyways! Courtney Cook is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying creative writing and art and design.