A lot of times, studies are silly and don’t tell us much. But this recent survey found on USA Today has revealed something that is surprisingly accurate. The survey looked at over 2,000 adults and found that the majority of young adults out there are super confused as to whether they’re actually on a date… or just casually hanging out with someone they like. In a culture where formal dates really aren’t a thing anymore, and you do most of your talking via computers, this isn’t surprising at all.
I’m sure you’ve been in this situation: the dude you’ve been crushing on asks you to hang out, but instead of doing something traditional (like dinner and a movie), you sit on his couch and watch a movie off of Netflix. A few of these “dates” (maybe?) later, and you officially have no idea what’s going on. Are you actually dating? Or are you just casually hooking up? How are you supposed to know for sure?!
Well, besides flat out asking (which is obviously the best way to figure it out), there are some signs you can look out for. Here are 10 signs you’re dating and not just hooking up. Of course you don’t have to check off every single one of these things, but if the majority are true for you… looks like you’ve got yourself a boyfriend!
Are you confused about whether or not you’re dating someone right now? What other signs are there? Tell me in the comments.