You can have relationships without going on dates.
This is the digital age, here. A few years ago I met a chick online and we chatted for a while, and met up just to hang out casually and then to fuck.
We didn't get dressed up and go to restaurants and I didn't pay for a bunch of shit for her, and neither of us acted like we were someone else just to try to impress the other.
Hell, most people my age that I know don't even like going out with friends, rather than just hanging out more casually and more inexpensively in our own homes.