Or maybe y'all buy tickets for a concert that's months away.
Your names together have developed a natural flow that places one before the other often.
Like, "Jonny and Ashley" sounds better than "Ashley and Jonny," and even people who don't know each other use the same ordering.
There are a lot of different levels and rites of passage as you morph and grow together (or away from each other, sadly).
To call romantic relationships tricky is one of the largest understatements I can summon to mind.
So we're on the same page, let's all assume the definition of "just dating" means a far more casual, preliminary stage that precedes a "for real" relationship.