Dating and Relationship English (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 200+ Terms)/
Intermediate Unit 4

Intermediate Unit 4

Total: 44 words

be under someone's spell

idiom

to be influenced or controlled by someone because of extreme interest or attraction

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betrothal

noun

the act or state of being engaged

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platonic

adjective

a relationship that is only friendly and not sexual, especially between two people of the opposite sex

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be head over heels in love

idiom

to be very much in love or have strong feelings of love for someone

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steal someone's heart

idiom

to win someone's love

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take someone's breath away

idiom

to make someone feel surprised, excited, or in awe because of beauty, grandeur, etc.

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go steady

verb phrase

to have a regular romantic or sexual relationship with someone, often exclusively

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leave someone at the altar

idiom

to decide not to marry someone at the last moment

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take a step back

idiom

to consider someone or something from a broader or more objective perspective

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on the rocks

idiom

experiencing difficulties with the likelihood of failure

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casual relationship

noun

a romantic and/or sexual relationship that is not too serious or committed

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have a soft spot for someone or something

idiom

to like someone very much

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ladies' man

noun

a man, usually attractive, who is very fond of pleasing women, being in their company, or getting their attention or affection

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put up walls

idiom

to stop or hinder communication

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

idiom

used for saying that people have different ideas about what is beautiful

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woo

verb

to seek the favor, affection, or love of someone

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asexual

adjective

noting or relating to a person who does not experience sexual attraction towards anyone

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mind reader

noun

someone who can accurately perceive another's thoughts

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LGBTQ

adjective

lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; pertaining to people who identify as such

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heavy heart

noun

a sad, miserable, or unhappy state

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the one that got away / TOTGA

noun

a former partner that one deeply regrets losing, still thinks about, and believes to be the person one should be with

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hook up

phrasal verb

to casually have sex with someone

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summer fling

noun

a casual relationship that happens in the hot months of May to September, usually while school is out

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friends with benefits

noun

two friends who are also in a casual sexual relationship

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expecting

verb

to be pregnant

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make eyes at someone

idiom

to flirt or look at someone in a way that suggests that you find them attractive

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love child

noun

a child born out of wedlock

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celibate

adjective

abstaining from sexual relations or activities or remaining unmarried, especially for religious reasons

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chat someone up

phrasal verb

to engage in a flirtatious conversation with someone in pursuit of a romantic or sexual relationship

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cozy up to someone

phrasal verb

to try to attain familiarity, friendship, or intimacy with someone who will prove to be useful; to act friendly with someone with hopes of taking advantage of them later

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take the plunge

idiom

to commit to or do something momentous and challenging after thinking about it for a long time

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have the hots for someone

idiom

to have a very strong sexual attraction to someone

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on the mend

idiom

getting better, being repaired, or improving

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heart goes out to

idiom

to feel sympathy towards someone who is going through a difficult situation

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chaperone

noun

an older person who supervises a social activity such as a dance or a date

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have been around

expression

to have had plenty of sexual relationships

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drool over

phrasal verb

to look at someone with great pleasure or interest, sometimes in an exaggerated or ridiculous way

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booty call

noun

an invitation, usually by call or message, for a purely sexual interaction

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sleeping around

phrasal verb

indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations

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seduce someone

verb

to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse

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first base

idiom

one of the stages of dating someone that means kissing

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second base

idiom

one of the stages of dating that means touching a woman's breasts

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third base

idiom

one of the stages of dating that means touching someone's private parts below the waist or oral sex

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home run

idiom

to have sexual intercourse

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