Dating Vocabulary Part 3

Dating Vocabulary for English Learners 3

Dating Vocabulary for English Learners 3

Welcome to our Daily English Listening Practice with this week’s series:

Dating Vocabulary

Things are getting serious. Part 3 in our Dating Vocabulary series will include some new and interesting phrases for the next phase of dating.

Please listen to the audio files for explanations.
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Notes from the Audio Files

Fall for Someone

  • Fall for someone: Fall-fer Someone
  • Reached a point: are at a certain stage of a relationship
  • Female equivalent: the same thing for a woman
  • “I love you” territory: A time when both people in the couple will say “I love you” to each other.  

How to use it:
“We’re having so much fun together, I’ve never met someone like her before, I think I’m really falling for her.”
“I thought I could keep it casual, but I really can’t, I’m totally falling for him.”

Make It Official

  • Take it to the next level: Become more serious in your relationship
  • Be exclusive: Date one person and no one else
  • “Facebook official”: Changing your status on Facebook from Single to In a Relationship
  • “The talk”: a serious talk about relationships or other important topics
  • Seeing other people: dating other people

How to use it:
“We’d been seeing each other for about 2 or 3 months, so we decided to make it official.”
“Just saw that you two are facebook official! I didn’t realize it was getting so serious!”

Move In Together / Living Together

  • What would that entail
  • Out of convenience
  • Testing the water(s)
  • A different phase

How to use it:
“What do you think about living together? Do you think it’s too soon?”
“I mean, the only logical next step is moving in together, but I don’t think we’re quite ready for that.”

Get a dog

  • If you can hack it: if you’re able to complete something difficult

How to use it:
“You guys got a dog? Wow, that’s er, that’s quite a commitment.”
“Well, they had gotten a dog together, so the break up got a lot more complicated.”

Ups and Downs

  • The good times and the bad times
  • The highs and the lows: through good and bad times
  • Each end of the spectrum: the extreme opposites of something
  • Through thick and thin: through good and bad times

How to use it:
“We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs, but I think it’s made our relationship stronger.”
“It’s completely normal to go through periods of ups and downs, just make sure there’s more up than down.”

It’s official – you know 5 new phrases in English! Congratulations! But if some of these phrases aren’t crystal clear yet, ask us about them in the comments below!


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