This really doesn't have anything to do with a specific real-life situation for me, but something I'm kind of curious to hear different perspectives on (since it seems like for some, if not a lot of people the definition is in a grey area). My question is this: What is it that you would define as being the difference between "going on a date" with someone, versus just "hanging out" with someone, where it's just the two of you, both being of opposite genders? Part of why I ask is, it seems a lot of people think if you're just friends with someone, you don't go out of your way to be a gentleman about opening doors, etc. whereas for a date/perspective SO you do. I don't think that way -- I'm always a gentleman in that particular regard with ALL women I'm around (That's not saying I'm a pushover, just certain things are programmed into me from my upbringing). Other than that, what are the main/major distinctions you'd make between a date and hanging out?