Love & Romance
Today we’re going to look at some common English expressions used for dating, romance and love!
Expressions from the Podcast
To have a crush on someone = To have feelings for someone, to like someone in a romantic way
Love at first sight = To fall in love when you first see someone
To check someone out = To look at someone to decide if you’re attracted to them
To pluck up the courage = To be brave, find braveness within yourself
To chat someone up = To flirt with someone
To ask someone out = To ask someone on a date or to be boyfriend/girlfriend
To fall head over heels in love = To fall deeply in love
To go out with someone = To be in a relationship
To settle down = to get a stable lifestyle with a house and usually a family
My Ad Lib Story
John and Amanda went to school together. They went to high school together and all throughout school John had a crush on Amanda, but Amanda never seemed to notice him until one day they went to a party for their friend’s birthday. Amanda was checking out John. And John noticed this. John Noticed Amanda checking him out. So he was really happy.
Of course, for John, years before this event, it was love at first sight. He had always loved her, but Amanda was just starting to notice him at this party. So when John noticed this, he plucked up the courage to go and talk with her and approached from across the room. They spent the whole night talking people her a drink and he was chatting her up. He was flirting with her and she seemed to be having a good time. They both seem to enjoy their time together.
At the end of the evening they exchanged numbers and they were texting throughout the whole rest of the week. Eventually over text, John asked Amanda out on a date, he asked if she would like to meet him for a coffee and maybe you know, advance their relationship to the next level.
It didn’t take much time until Amanda fell head over heels in love with John. After the fourth date together, they agreed to go out. They agreed to be in a relationship, so they were going out for some time and people really got to know them as that kind of cute, typical couple, who are always together. They never leave each other’s side and this happened for many, many years. They were always together. They lived together, they travelled together, they made a lot of good memories together.
Eventually after five years of dating, they decided to get married and then settle down. They wanted to have a stable lifestyle. So after they got married, they bought a house and they settled down.