The attractive couple were snapped smooching at Arg's Mad Hatter-themed party at Lynford House Hotel on Wednesday, 1 April.
Well, that 'just friends' period didn't last long!
We saw on the penultimate episode of the current TOWIE series that the pair had chosen not to take their romance any further at this stage, because to do so would make things serious.
They'd been on a few non-date dates and had both said they weren't looking to rush into anything after both just coming out of long-term relationships.
Jess and Dan felt under pressure after co-stars started asking if they'd slept together, and Jess said last night that doing that would take the relationship to the next level and she just didn't feel ready.
She said of Dan: "He's only 24 and he's so lovely and sweet and calm and laid back, and I think I need a little bit more... I need Dan but a little bit rougher round the edges."
But Gemma Collins had predicted things weren't over…
She was heard saying last night: "This is to be continued. This ain't over. They'll get this back on in Marbella."
TOWIE concludes its current series Sunday night at 10pm on ITVBe.
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