Dating vs. Hanging Out

The other night, I was trying to explain to a friend of mine that DatingGenius doesn’t “date”. I wasn’t satisfied with my attempt at making her understand what I meant so I’m going to try again right now. 😀

Dating vs. Hanging Out

The Kid doesn’t date. I hang out with women. The difference is that dating implies progression as opposed to spending time together on a particular day, night or evening. A date is merely a hangout with the added implication that you’re trying to screw her along with whatever else you had planned, like dinner, drinks, movies, museums, looking at antiques… (don’t ask! :D)

My friend Joyce told me I’m “Always On”. I think that’s an accurate statement. Joyce would know first-hand and anybody that’s seen The Kid in action around a chick I’m into will attest to the fact that I have *no* need to create some special circumstance to kick game to a chick and try to get on. If I’m motivated and the gal turns me on, I instinctively know what to do and it usually happens right there on the spot. If I’m not turned on, nothing happens at all. This would be the case whether I was on a “date” or a hangout so there’s no need to make a distinction.

Dating’s a holdover from back in the day when I was brainwashed about the process by which you become intimate with women. You see one you like, you meet her, you get her number, you call her to smalltalk, you eventually ask her out on a date. The reason you have to ask her out is because you set yourself up from day 01 as someone attempting to woo her or become a suitor. The whole process you were going through with her was setting the scene for popping the question. You were finding out about her while she was finding out about you so y’all could make an educated decision about whether you wanted to meet up and do something. Continue reading “Dating vs. Hanging Out”