Have you ever experienced dating someone? What about having hung out with someone? Did you ever wonder what the difference that lies between these two concepts is?

Generally, if we are going to ask teenagers, they will probably tell us that the difference is that dating is what you do with someone you want to be serious with, whereas hanging out is what you do with good friends. I respect such a view, however, we adults may have a slightly deeper analysis of it.

Would you agree with me if I say that the two seem very similar?

My simple formula here is that when finding yourself in a position where you would want to ask some out on a date, then it follows that you would be interested in hanging out with that person. It’s in hanging where you get to know each other better, and it is where you build a strong foundation of a future relationship. Likewise, applying the Mathematical principle of contrapositive, we can safely say that when a person does not want to hang out with someone, then he probably would not want to date the latter. Now, looking at this relationship, I would like to believe that dating and hanging out are similar.

Now, let us try to support this conjecture with some concrete actual situations.

To begin with, remember that whether it be dating or hanging out, it serves as a premise for a serious relationship. In both concepts, you discover the likes, dislikes, habits, hopes, goals, and dreams of the person you are dating with or hanging out with. You get similar results. Another is that you want to hang out because you probably want to spend the rest of your life with the person. Apparently, similar thing is true in dating. You want to date, so you probably want to hang out with that person, hence, you most likely would want to spend the rest if your life with that person. In both cases also, you will eventually discover the most revealing life stories of each other, hence a journey to a lifetime relationship.

Having said those, you may now enjoy dating and/or hanging out with the person whom you want to be with for the rest of your life! Whether it is dating or hanging out, you will still achieve similar results. Date. Hang Out. Fall in love.