Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition.
Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. Is the public show of affection (e.g., holding hands, etc.) considered appropriate in your culture? What are the main causes of marital problems leading to divorce?
He bought her a drink, talked to her all night, and asked for her phone number.
When you “ask someone out,” you invite them to do something with you in a romantic context – for example, seeing a movie or having dinner in a restaurant. We’re going to the theater together on Friday night. Some people believe in “love at first sight” – when you fall in love with a person in the first moment you see or meet him or her. As a noun, it means a romantic activity that two people do together.
The customs of dating and marriage vary from place to place around the globe, and in some countries, matchmakers play an important role in that process.
as well as the conversations and jokes you share with your closest friends and peers are probably often about sex, relationships, etc.
She’s beautiful, smart, and funny – but I’m too shy to talk to her!
When you “flirt with someone,” you do things and say things that show you are interested in that person romantically.
Another informal phrase is “hit on someone” – it doesn’t mean to hit the person violently; it means to flirt!
Example: Did you see the guy who was flirting with Jenny?