By Chris Wilson
February 11, 2016
Chris Wilson is the director of data journalism at He is the author of RaphaelJS: Graphics and Visualization on the Web.

We’ve all been there: An acquaintance suggests grabbing coffee or dinner, and it’s unclear whether he or she has romantic intentions in mind. All sorts of factors go into the calculation: Is it dinner on a Saturday or coffee on a Tuesday? How well do you know this person?

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Motto put together the following survey: You will be presented with 10 random scenarios that might or might not be considered a date, and you get to choose for each one if you think it counts as a date. When you’re done, you’ll see what percentage of other Motto readers made the same determination.

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