Unfortunately, it can be impossible to figure out what the answer is without questioning him.
Of course, if he’s wearing his gym clothes or pajama pants, then he’s not all that concerned about what you think of him. If he’s fidgeting with his hands and making awkward eye contact with you, it’s actually a great sign.
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Follow Courtney's adventures on her Instagram: @courtneyc00k !If you were on a date, then he’d at least put in a little bit of effort. That means he’s worried about your opinion, which means he cares what you think, which means yes, it’s a date. When friends go out to eat, it’s every man for himself.That’s why it’s definitely a date if he’s insisting on paying for your meal. If he invited his friends, a few cousins, and some strangers off of the street to go bowling with you, then it’s just a casual hangout session.“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. 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.Each scenario is totally fine, as long as it’s what you’re looking for.It may be scary to straight out ask if you’re going on a date if you’re worried about coming on too strong.However, if you “scare off” your date by asking them if it’s one, you no doubt have your answer.We’ve all been there: you get asked out by that cutie you’ve been eyeing and after the initial excitement wears off the questions come flooding in. Lo Dolce tells us that “a date implies that there’s a future potential for a relationship, hanging out is merely for hooking up.” Examples of a date may be going out for drinks or coffee, being taken to dinner (regardless of who pays) or going out to see a movie, whereas a hangout is staying in to watch Netflix or hanging out late-night after a party or going to a bar. 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.