INTJ 5w4 (Sp/Sx) 594
I guess to me, the word “hang out”, has less implications than the word “date”.So why are some so obsessed with that word 'Date'. Its just a word. Would you feel different if someone said, 'lets go hang out'? What is the difference? Its pretty much the same thing, isn't it? Does the definition of date equal something more significant then just meeting and hanging?? I don't think so and wonder why it does to some people.
When I think of dating, I think of it as finding candidates for marriage (in the very distant future). When someone asks to me if you want to “hang out”, it seems a lot more casual.
But I’ve been told I’m a pretty intense guy, so maybe it’s just me overthinking it. When it comes down to it, they both pretty much mean the same thing. You definitely want to keep things casual during dating at the beginning, just as you would if you were just “hanging out”.