Phrasal verbs for Dating & Relationship.

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Jake goes to a party.  His wife Melissa is busy taking care of their child at home.  Jake spots his ex at the bar.  He goes and buys her a drink.  After a few drinks, his ex and him get quite close and start talking about their past.  Then she starts kissing him very passionately.  Jake kisses her back and they are apparently having a very good time-right there in the midst of the party.  What is Jake doing with his wife?


Use the right verb in the first blank and the right preposition in the other.

Stop ————- Lisa —————— just because she is an easygoing, rich girl and lives alone in the city.


Use the right verb in the first blank and the right preposition in the other

I really like Ruth.  I would like to spend some time with her.  But I am too scared to —————- her ————-


Tony drinks excessively, spends money on gambling and other vices.  His partner Sara has decided that she can’t —————- with him any longer.


Use the right verb in the first blank and the right preposition in the other

Just one date! That’s all it took for us to just ————- it ——————-


Don’t you dare ————– Mary! She’s my little sister!


He’s so charming.  He buys me flowers, gifts, says the right things and makes me feel so special every single time! I can’t help it! I’m —————- him!


I’ve put up with so much for the last 10 years.  It’s time we —————


Alex works in London.  Tia works in America.  They barely get to meet each other.  In fact they haven’t even spoken to each other on the phone in two weeks.  After two years into their relationship, they found that they have been ——————-


Chad has such low standards! I’ve heard that he now ————– with hookers.  That’s disgusting!


Asha is the girl I see my future with.  I will———— with her eventually!


Use the right verb in the first blank and the right preposition in the other

Look! I’m not ready to get into a relationship! Please don’t think I’m trying to ____you ______


They have had so many tough times! And they’re still —————–


You don’t have to leave! We can ————– and start all over again.


Question 1 of 14

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Hitting on (someone)-is to say/do things that demonstrate romantic/sexual interest in a particular person. It could be a combination of comments or gestures OR the way you look at the other person

 Flirt with –is another phrasal verb you could use which has pretty much the same meaning as the above

 Ask someone out– Invite someone to go on a date-a romantic encounter

 Lead (him) on- To provide false hope/expectation to the other person. It means that you are pretending to be romantically interested even though you really aren’t.

 Hit (it) off- having a special connection/chemistry right from the beginning

 Fall for- Fall in love with

 Split up/ break up- separate-end the romantic relationship

 Drifted apart- slowly started to go in different directions over time for various reasons

Hooked up- slang for “having sex” for just the one time with someone who isn’t your partner.  You could however; also “hook up” with your partner i.e have sex with her/him

 Make up- reconciling and restoring peace in a relationship after a fight

 Put up with- tolerate a difficult/annoying person

 Cheated on- kissing or having sex with someone other than your partner

 Jerk (her) around- manipulate her. /use someone to their advantage

 Go out- go on a date/be in a relationship for an extended period of time

 Settle down- be in a long term stable relationship

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