Is it a date? Or hanging out? Survey reflects confusion
Here I thought Christians were confused and screwed up about dating and forming opposite sex / romantic relationships, it looks like Non Christians are just as screwed up.
Getting with someone of the opposite sex should not be rocket science.
I think people are making dating harder than it has to be… by the way, ‘hanging out’ is the same damn thing as dating. The activities and behaviors in dating and hanging out are identical.
An evening out with someone of the opposite sex – movie, dinner, rock concert, conversation? Yeah, that’s a date.
If you want to go out with someone as just friends, make it clear to them it’s just as friends. Otherwise, it’s a date (ie romantic overtones / intentions involved), hello.
And what kind of wuss thinks a mere date is a huge commitment? (The article says a lot of singles today consider dating to be a big commitment.)
The whole purpose of dating is the express opposite: you’re weeding through people and trying different people out to see who would be a good fit for you to marry. Dating is low commitment, and as especially compared to being engaged and being married. I can’t believe how clueless people have become about dating.
- The standout finding of the report, released Tuesday, is that nearly 69 percent of those surveyed said they were at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they’re interested in was in fact a date or not.
“There’s no longer any formality in dating,” said Rachel Sussman, a New York-based psychotherapist and relationship counselor who was not involved in the survey.
- It’s a date. Or is it really a date? It’s not always easy to know if they’re on an actual date or just hanging out.
A new survey of 2,647 singles, ages 18-59, illustrates today’s dater confusion.
New data, provided exclusively to USA TODAY, bear out just how muddy the landscape can be.
An online survey of 2,647 singles, ages 18-59, illustrates that level of ambiguity: 69% are at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they’re interested in is a date or not.
Although 80% agree that a date is “a planned one-on-one hangout,” almost one-quarter (24%) also think it is “a planned evening with a group of friends,” and 22% agree that “if they ask me out, it’s a date.” The survey, conducted in September, was commissioned by dating websites ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com.
… “It comes up often. ‘I hope she doesn’t think this is a date. I just want to have fun,’ ” says Tayo Rockson, 24, a first-year MBA student at Fordham University in New York. “If it’s someone that you just met recently and consistently have one-on-one hangout sessions, that’s sort of a date.”