So me and this girl got somewhat involved towards the beginning of the summer. We flirted a lot, went on a couple of pseudo dates. Unfortunately, just as things were getting fun she had to leave for the whole summer. We kissed goodbye, and she left. She comes back next week. We have talked every day since then. With many 'I miss yous' etc between us during the in between time.
I think the question is "what's the difference for you if you call it a date?"
do you think the day will end differently when it's called a date by you? do you aim higher if it's a date?
Hmm.. If you have plans, and she knows you have plans, it's a date. Otherwise, I don't think it's one yet, but make it one!
It doesn't matter what you call it. But if it's successful, I think you can in hindsight.
My rule of thumb is if one person is paying for the whole thing it's a date. If she's covering her share or paying you back it's not a date. That's just by my category.