A semi-date is an encounter between members of the opposite sex
or of the same sex
, whereby at least one of the aforementioned members is attracted to the other and hopes that the friendship
becomes something more. It is referred to as a "semi-date" rather than a "date
" because is has not been arranged according to the terms of a traditional "date", but rather happens out of the blue or is an instance of "hanging out
as friends", during which the two of you spend time alone together.
I happened to go and see a play and bumped into this guy I knew there, whom I'm attracted to. Afterwards I suggested we go for a drink in a nearby bar
, and as he didn't have enough cash
on him, I paid for his drink
. It wasn't a pre-arranged date, but we were alone, and I do have romantic
feelings for him. You could say I paid his way in our "semi-date".