Hot date or just hanging out? Americans don't know anymore

A new State of Dating in America Report, commissioned by dating sites ChristianMingle and JDate, suggests the majority of singles no longer know when they’re on an actual date or just “hanging out.”

The report covers everything from dating etiquette to infidelity. It extracted data from an online survey conducted by Quonundrums of 2,647 singles between the ages of 18 and 59. Dismayingly, it confirms that now, more than ever, confusion is rife when it comes to love and dating.

The standout finding of the report, released Tuesday, is that nearly 69 percent of those surveyed said they were at least somewhat confused about whether an outing with someone they’re interested in was in fact a date or not.

“There’s no longer any formality in dating,” said Rachel Sussman, a New York-based psychotherapist and relationship counselor who was not involved in the survey.