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HEY GUYS, STOP HANGING OUT WITH WOMEN AND START DATING THEM

By Brett and Kate McKay / Art of Manliness | March 20, 2014 | 4 replies


Over the past few years, many social observers have noted that young adults are dating less. Instead, dating is being replaced by “hanging out” with members of the opposite sex. Dating and hanging out are two completely different things.

Hanging out consists of people getting together in groups and doing stuff together. It could be going to a club, a restaurant, or just staying home and playing Wii. The atmosphere is relaxed and relations among opposite sexes never rises above the level of friendship (or friendship with benefits). There is nothing wrong with hanging out, but it is not a replacement for dating.

Dating consists of pairing off with someone in a temporary commitment so you can get to know the person better and perhaps start a long term relationship with them.

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  • MAxI Our devices encourage noncommittal, zero accountability behavior, and this new trend in men/women relationships is an evolutionary result of this, particularly with the younger crowd. Social awareness has been reduced and blocked by a wall of narcissism driven by digital culture. 3 years ago
    • TDOG oh lord. i bet you are right. it really sucks. my fantasy is getting properly asked out. 3 years ago
  • Unsure Hanging out can be okay too, that's what friends are for. 3 years ago
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