"Hanging Out" is what, exactly?

  • TaylorCoxx

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    Nov 15, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    icon_confused.gifHow often has someone told you through an online medium, "We ought to 'hang out' sometime?
    You respond by asking them to lunch or dinner, maybe hitting the gym, and they reply with something amazingly fresh such as, "Oh, I thought you wanted to hang out!"

    I really want to hear what some of you have to say about the definition of "HANGING OUT".

    Because so far, in my limited experience, it means hooking up and having sex.

    Please enlighten me. I might just be the only gay guy in this country who hasn't got a clue......so help me understand this.icon_confused.gif
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    Nov 15, 2011 8:36 AM GMT
    All depends on context, whats alreayd been said in the convo and the overall vibe u get from the guy in my opinion..
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    Nov 15, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    I agree with 18melbasian.

    But to me it should mainly mean bonding time, getting to know one another better. (Nonsexual)
  • TheAlchemixt

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    Nov 15, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    When I say let's hang out it means nonsexual.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    Hanging out is non sexual for me also.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    I get it sometimes.. it can mean either, sexual or non sexual, I think for most, it is a safe way to suggest getting together....
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Sex. Duh.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:13 PM GMT
    Shinra_Tensei saidyou both pull out your dicks and they just dangle there. It's the first stage.


    Too funny!
    Non sexual for me as well. I guess I am more direct. I will say "you wanna hook up?" when I want to hook up. (DUH!). Hanging out is to watch a game, etc. on TV go have lunch/coffee and convo. Go to the park and see all the other people hanging out. Meet up with other friends and hang out together. Watch a bad movie and laugh.
  • billbos

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    hang out = hook up.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:16 PM GMT
    I think it has to do more with context of the conversation leading up to it than anything.
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    Nov 15, 2011 2:17 PM GMT
    Sometimes I think that means people are broke and want to do something that involves spending time with me, but not money.

    Which, could within that definition mean sex ;)

    I never understood why people willing to have casual sex can't just say "hey! You're hot, we should fuck, and here is my address" icon_razz.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    "Hanging out" (with a friend) = being with someone you know without a specific project/thing to do in mind. When you're with friends, you don't need a pretext to see them, just being with them in a living room, chatting about whatever, bitching about whoever, is enough to have a great night.

    "Hanging out" (with someone online) = beying with someone you don't know without any time/space restriction to do whatever you want. Basically, it does mean sex. If you invite someone to the restaurant or to the gym, it obviously means you cannot have sex with them since you're seeing them in a public space within a limited time lapse. Hanging out basically just means you go to one's place and have no plan. Considering there's two horny guys in the same room without any specific restriction (activity, time, place, etc.), I'd say it's a polite invitation to sex.

    But once again, it all depends on the context and the feeling you got from the guy. If he seems conversational, maybe he really just wanna "hang out" and know you more. Otherwise, he probably just wants your dick up his ass (and/or vice versa).
  • LJay

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    Nov 15, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    sitting around doing nothing

    Maybe talking, drinking a little, watching TV, listening to music...

    Noting specific.

    It basically means "Let's be friends without any particular agenda."

    OP, your pic is a prime example.
  • calibro

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    Nov 15, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    that's how hanging out works on craig's list icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    On Manhunt:

    Let's Hang Out=FUCK

    On a Dating Website:
    Let's Hang Out= Get to know one another.
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    Nov 15, 2011 3:42 PM GMT
    Most often it actually means: "I have an abstract interest in you when you're a virtual person on the other side of this pane of glass, but I will do absolutely nothing to make meeting you in the real world happen."

    Oops, forgot to take my "Anti-Bitter" pills this morning.

  • stratavos

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    Nov 15, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    when I say "hang out" I mean "let's spend some time together" in it's most basic form. (movie, sex, sports, games, walking w/e)
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    funny, because everytime i got asked to "hang out" i was cohorsed into having sex... so i left
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    Mixleanmachine saidWhen I say let's hang out it means nonsexual.


    This. Hangout = meetup, chat, shoot the breeze, see if we 'click' or not
  • jim_sf

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    Nov 15, 2011 4:21 PM GMT
    Hatter said
    Mixleanmachine saidWhen I say let's hang out it means nonsexual.


    This. Hangout = meetup, chat, shoot the breeze, see if we 'click' or not


    This, but I'll add that if we do 'click' then there will probably be sex.
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    hang out = non sexual
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    Nov 15, 2011 4:30 PM GMT
    young_bull saidhang out = non sexual
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    Young_bull wanna play?
  • Montague

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    Nov 15, 2011 4:50 PM GMT
    You have to state exactly what it is, don't beat around the bush...unless you're trying to "beat" around the bush! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 15, 2011 5:00 PM GMT
    For me hanging out usually means lets spend some time together and am definitely attracted to you.
  • Suetonius

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    Nov 15, 2011 5:01 PM GMT
    MrPolish saidfunny, because everytime i got asked to "hang out" i was cohorsed into having sex... so i left

    Did at least the horse have a good time?