Dating and Relationship English (Intermediate to Advanced – Top 200+ Terms)/
Intermediate Deck 3

Intermediate Deck 3

Total: 20 words

out of someone's league

idiom

to be a poor or improper match for someone, often because the other person is superior or considerably more attractive, wealthy, etc.

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ghost

verb

to disappear or cut off all forms of communication with someone without explanation or prior notice rather than directly expressing disinterest; to break off with someone romantically and then disappear from their life completely

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on-again, off-again relationship

noun

a relationship that's not continuous or starts and stops again; one that is sporadic and unpredictable

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better half

noun

the person someone has a relationship with, usually a spouse

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be crazy about someone or something

idiom

to be interested or in love with someone or something

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speed dating

noun

a formalized matchmaking process where people are encouraged to meet a large number of people within a limited time frame

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abstinence

noun

the practice of not allowing oneself something, including restraining oneself from any sexual desires or activities

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open relationship

noun

a relationship between two people who permit, accept, or tolerate having romantic or sexual relationships with other people

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creep

noun

a detestable person, especially one who makes others feel uncomfortable, sometimes used interchangeably with pervert

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fancy someone

verb

to be romantically or sexually attracted to someone

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wear one's heart on one's sleeve

idiom

to openly show or make known one's feelings or emotions

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on a break

idiom

a period in which a couple spends time apart, for one reason or another, and reassess whether they should continue the relationship or not

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play hard to get

idiom

to pretend that you are not interested in someone showing romantic or sexual interest in you in order to make them more interested or attracted to you

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get back out there

expression

to meet and date people again

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have eyes only for someone

idiom

to be romantically interested in or devoted to only one person

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pickup line

noun

something said, such as a short joke or a witty remark, in order to engage a person for romance or dating

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old flame

noun

someone you used to love or have a relationship with

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catch

noun

a person who is an ideal romantic or sexual partner

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carry a torch

idiom

to be in love with someone, especially secretly and/or unrequitedly, for a long time

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put a ring on it

verb phrase

to propose

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