Most of the references I found online simply note that "see you later" is a farewell or parting phrase but nothing discussed when it is appropriate to use the phrase. Is it acceptable to use "see you later" in each of the following circumstances?
- When you will be seeing the person again later that day
- When you will be seeing the person soon (e.g., in a few days)
- When you will be seeing the person again at some point in the future (e.g., next year at Christmas)
- When you are suggesting that you want schedule something specific
- Whenever you say goodbye, regardless of whether or not you will ever see them again