Difference between dating and hanging out


We’ve become much more casual about how we communicate and even get to know new people. So much so that the word itself is often replaced with its ambiguous cousin “hanging out.” The time that men and women do get to spend together has become murkier and more uncertain.

You may have experienced it before: In comes that text message, “Hey, what are you up to? ” Or maybe your best friend has been spending more one-on-one time with a new guy, prompting you to ask her, “Are you guys dating? “Oh, no, we’re just hanging out right now.”Just hanging out? Just last year, a study released by revealed that almost 70 percent of single men and women are “at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they’re interested in is a date or not.” Why all the confusion?

Is he interested, or does he just want to be friends?

The simple solution would be to have men approach the relationship with more intentionality and clarity.

twentysomething Peter Pans.” Putting this analysis in terms more familiar to his audience of BYU graduates and their families, Elder Tingey spoke of “the indecision some college graduates have in …

accepting the responsibilities of marriage and family.” This tendency to postpone adult responsibilities, including marriage and family, is surely visible among our Latter-day Saint young adults.

2) associate: to spend time regularly with somebody. I just figured hanging out is what i do with my friends.......