Things have changed since I was a teenager in the eighties:
After a quick browse on the www I found the defintion of a date:- a social appointment, engagement, or occasion arranged beforehand with another person: ie to go out on a date on Saturday night.
According to my eldest, teenagers don't go on dates yet they arrange to meet at a specified place and time. Sounds like a date to me.
Another search, another defintion: - hang around or about, Informal.
|a.||to spend time in a certain place or in certain company: He hangs around with an older crowd.|
|b.||to linger about; loiter: They had stopped working and were just hanging around to talk.|
Again on the advice of Dillon teenagers don't hang out but they meet to spend time together in a certain place or in certain company. They also linger and some may even say they loiter. Sounds like hanging out to me.
I love the conversations Dillon and I have, he's very articulate and witty with an awful lot of knowledge and can usually catch me out in a debate. Today I was victorious...... not that I was looking for victory of course but it is nice to be right!
As you may surmise from the discussion we were having, Dillon has a girlfriend who he meets at arranged times and places to spend time with and maybe even linger BUT they are not dates and they do not hang out.
I guess I'll have to learn some new phrases.