Truth be told, I was not thinking of it as a “date” when I first asked. I have been out of my hometown for a good while, so there aren’t many people other than family that I “need” to see when I’m at home for a few days other than family. I already had a bunch of family stuff planned on Thursday and Friday, and I think my parents had some other thing to do that Saturday night, so I just kinda wanted something to do, and figured I may as well ask someone that looked my age to do something. Around the time that I picked up the check for dinner, I was pretty sure that it had turned into a date.
It’s funny, in some settings I am on the shy side, but others I’m happy to just throw out there “Hey, wanna do something?”