So, Was It a Date? How to Find Out...

Some­times, you're sim­ply not sure whether that was a 'friendly out­ing' or a ro­man­tic time out. Read on for the signs.

Cosmopolitan (India) - - CONTENTS - By Jes­sica Matlin

It’s Not a Date If…

1. YOU HAVE COM­PANY.

Un­less you’re 16 or a con­tes­tant on The Bach­e­lor, group dates are not a thing. If you show up and his friends are also present, go to the loo and take off your Spanx, be­cause this isn’t a date.

2. HE BRINGS UP HIS EX… SEV­ERAL TIMES.

If his ex is men­tioned more of­ten than your wa­ter is re­filled by your waiter, this guy is prob­a­bly more in­ter­ested in hear­ing a woman’s per­spec­tive on why she left him than in see­ing you naked any­time soon.

3. YOU KEEP WON­DER­ING IF YOU’LL MAKE IT HOME IN TIME FOR THE MINDY PROJECT.

It may look like a date and it may act like a date, but if you find yourself wish­ing you were home with Mindy, it’s cer­tainly not a good date.

It is a Date If...

1. HE IN­SISTS ON PAY­ING.

It’s the sim­plest way for a guy to say, 'I like you and want you to think I’m a gen­tle­man,' with­out say­ing it. In other words, if he likes it, then he’ll want to put a din­ner in it.

2. HE CHOOSES WISELY.

If he picks a place nicer than a sports bar, it’s prob­a­bly a date. If it’s a restau­rant with table­cloths and can­dles, it’s likely a date. If it’s a French restau­rant, it’s ab­so­lutely a date. Even read­ing the menu is se­duc­tive.

3. IT WAS ONLY SUP­POSED TO BE AN AF­TER­NOON COF­FEE…

which turned into din­ner...which turned into drinks. And yes, you have work to­mor­row, but you can’t tear yourself away—7 a.m. alarm be damned. This isn’t just a date, girl, it’s the start of some­thing good!

Him star­ing at you like that dur­ing a movie? Yep, def­i­nitely a date

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