Hey there, this is pretty simple and probably ridiculously easy for you to answer.
It's just that, my whole life, I've mainly hung out with other guys. I've never had many female friends until recently. One in particular (let's call her Sandy) is pretty awesome and I enjoy spending time with her. I would like to spend more time with her outside of college; just hanging out, hiking, normal activities. My question is, how would I go about asking her to these things while simultaneously eliminating any possibility of it being a date? She's a great girl, very pretty and smart, and we're both single, but I just don't feel ready for a relationship right now (maybe further down the line, who knows). It seems like just saying it's not a date right away would be a little rude and also close the door on potential dates down the line when I am ready to take that step. Is there some way to phrase it or something that is universally accepted as just friends?