Knowing the answer to this question can alleviate a lot of hurt feelings. Some women think they are in a relationship when really a man is just dating her and other women and she dumbfounded when she does not get the affections or attention that she wants from the man she believes she is in a relationship with. And even worse, with just a few weeks he had moved on to someone else. She thought they were in love. I have always highlighted some words for you so that you can really absorb the idea of dating and what it means. If you can check these off your list, you are, in fact, dating someone: You can see yourself settling down or at least entertain the idea with the person or persons you see regularly.