Dating and Relationship English (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 200+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 1

Intermediate Deck 1

Total: 20 words

cuddle

verb

to lie close to someone or to hug someone in an affectionate way

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court

verb

to attempt to gain someone's attention, favor, affection, or love

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pop the question

idiom

to ask to marry someone

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have a crush

verb phrase

to be attracted to someone or infatuated with someone over a period of time

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lovey-dovey

adjective

extremely affectionate, sentimental, and romantic

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be smitten

verb phrase

to be affected by love; to be infatuated

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puppy love

idiom

a mild infatuation or crush

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have a thing for someone

verb phrase

to be romantically or sexually attracted or interested in someone, usually without them knowing

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PDA (public display of affection)

noun

a physical act of intimacy between a romantic couple done in the view of others

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hit it off

idiom

to immediately get along, be friendly, or form a mutual positive connection with someone

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have a fling

verb phrase

to have a short and casual romantic or sexual relationship with someone

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eye candy

noun

someone or something that is beautiful or attractive to look at

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It's complicated.

expression

used to express dissatisfaction in a committed relationship

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lead someone on

phrasal verb

to cause someone to think that you are interested in them when you are not just to get attention or take advantage of that person

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soulmate

noun

someone's ideal person or the person they would want to marry

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wingman

noun

a man who helps or supports another man, especially when finding a sexual partner

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drift apart

phrasal verb

to gradually become distant or less close to someone, especially someone you're in a relationship with

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tease

noun

a person who does or says things to raise someone's hope or desires without the intention of giving any satisfaction

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on cloud nine

idiom

a state of extreme happiness

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wear the pants in the relationship

idiom

to be the person in a relationship who has the most authority and control and makes decisions for both people

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