But, trust me, both these things have their own essence and at times, dating becomes the first step of a great relationship.
You must be thinking that even dating is mutual, isn't it? But, the major difference is that when you are dating a person, even though the date is mutual, what's going on in your head is not.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
It might be that one of them is planning to get rid of the other person as soon as the date ends and the other person is head over heels in love with the not-so-interested one.This is normally a short-term committed relationship, where other titles (e.g.husband, partner) are more commonly used for long-term committed relationships.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.This term may also refer to two or more people who have already decided they share romantic or sexual feelings toward each other.