So you're finally grabbing a drink with that guy you met last week, but waitÃ¢â‚¬”are you on a date? Hanging out? Hooking up? Drinking buddies? If you're having a hard time deciding, you're not alone. A whopping 69 percent of singles are at least sometimes confused about whether or not they're on a date, according to the latest State of Dating in America survey from ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com.
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Surprisingly, men are slightly more confused than women when it comes to date night, and singles between the ages of 18-24 are the worst at figuring out what actually constitutes a date. Hey, anyone who's ever received a text that says, "I'm at this bar, you should come!" totally knows that feeling.
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So aside from flowers and a kiss goodnight, how can you tell for sure that this is more than a casual hangout? If there was some planning ahead of time, it's probably a date. Eighty percent of singles said a planned one-on-one hangout is considered a date, while 24 percent said a planned night out with friends counts, too. But another 22 percent of people say that as long as they were asked out, it's a date. Still confused? Check out our slideshow for 12 signs you're not on a date.
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