Modern dating is like 93% mind games.
Apparently, the big trend in dating now is the "several-night stand." That's where you hang out with someone a few times a week . . . get-it-on with them . . . but you never define your relationship at all.
Are you dating? A couple? Neither? Both? Who knows? But you do know if you ASK, it'll ruin everything, so you don't. You just torture yourself. That's dating now.