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Hanging Out vs. a Date

Group Therapy: A Date vs. Hanging Out

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I am quite inexperienced when it comes to the minds of men and dating in general. This guy I do not know very well asks me if I would like to hang out with him this weekend. I think why not? Maybe we could be friends.

When I replied back to him he said, "Okay it's a date then!" I was a little shocked. In my head, hanging out does not equal a date. I already said yes, so I went through with it even though I didn't really want to. On Saturday I was whisked away to a nice restaurant and the awkwardness began. Our conversation went like this, "You look very nice this evening." "Thank you." "How are you?" "I'm fine."

The whole evening I was just annoyed with him that he did not properly ask me out. I felt tricked in a way. The feeling only escalated when he tried to put his arms around me when walking back to his car afterward. My question: is hanging out really equivalent to a date when there's only a guy and a girl?

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