When do you think you are dating?
Do you need to talk to your significant other about this?
Do you think it's possible that one part can see it as a bootycall/FWB, and the other as dating?
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Hooking up is just no obligations. Taking a random chance at luck, you can totally disappear the next day and never speak to the other person again.
Dating is a kind of commitment, but not much. It could be as good as a normal friendship where there's an element of respect, giving, and trust that isn't there just for flings. Or it can just be something trivial, like a regular session out just to have fun with each other without any emotional attachment behind it.
I'd think I'm dating when I've met up with a girl multiple times, to the point that it started to feel comfortable hanging out with her, and there's a kind of desire to start meeting up regularly instead of just on a whim. And I prefer to talk it over with my SO about it, just to make sure we're on the same page. It's a matter of checking her commitment levels too, because I wouldn't want to get serious about dating unless she was ready too.
And yes, I guess it's possible but not very likely to mistaken a friends with benefits with dating. That's why sometimes we need to discuss where we are with our SO.1