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Relationship and Dating Expressions

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Last month we had an English lesson on dating phrasal verbs. Today we continue the theme by looking at more English expressions used to talk about relationships.

Look at the context of each sentence and choose the correct definition. Good luck!

Verbs and Phrasal Verbs For Dating

Flirt with - try to make someone interested
Get along/on - have a good relationship
Ask out - ask someone to be your boyfriend or girlfriend
Fall for - fall in love
Hit it off - immediately have a good relationship
Break up - end a romantic relationship
Attracted to - romantically interested in someone
Settle down - live together with your partner for a long time and start a family
Go out - date

Lesson by Sebastian, teacher at EC Cape Town English School

Choose the correct expression to complete each sentence:

  • 1. I've been ___ with my boyfriend for 6 months now.




  • 2. When we met we just ___ immediately. We've been close ever since.




  • 3. He ___ on a date and I said okay.




  • 4. When I'm at a party I love ___ with beautiful girls.




  • 5. I'll eventually ___ when I meet the right person and feel ready for it.




  • 6. My girlfriend and I ___ very well with each other.




  • 7. Jack is very handsome and funny, I ___ to him.




  • 8. Jill's going to leave the country soon so we have to ___ unfortunately.




  • 9. We ___ each other quite quickly and got married last year.