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I think it depends how the relationship is formed. Like some people are friends before they get serious so it would be pointless to date. Whereas others might meet someone and automatically both of them are clear that they both have more then friend feelings and so they date to get to know each other and eventually decide that it is a relationship.
To me the difference is exclusivity, expectations and the manner in which you hang out. like if you are dating you don't just decide to rock up spontaneously and hangout after work...0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE