- Describe the appearance of the person you would like to date?
- Describe the character of the person you would like to date?
- What’s most important to you in a partner: appearance, money, personality, family background
- Would you consider dating someone of a different religion and/or nationality?
Would you consider dating or marrying a non-Korean? Why or why not?
- What do you think of cohabitating? (living together before getting married)
- Do you like to stay in touch with former significant others or not?
- Describe your perfect date.
- Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?
- Where did you meet your him/her?
- Why did you decide to date him/her?
- What do you like most about this person?
- What is his/her personality like? What does he/she look like?
- How old were you when you went on your first date?
Where did you go?, What did you do? , Who did you go with?
When did you first experience ‘true love’?
- Who usually pays when you go out on a date?
- Do you ever "go Dutch" when dating?
- What’s the age range of someone you’d consider dating? How much older/younger?
- Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever experienced it?
- Have you ever been on a blind date? Did you ever arrange a blind date?
- Do you think blind dates are a good way to meet someone special? Why or why not?
- Have you ever had a crush on someone? Who and for how long?
- Have your parents ever disapproved of any of your relationships?
- Is going out on dates fun for you?
- If you could go on a date with anyone, who would it be?
- What are some popular places to go on a date?
- What do you consider cheating in a dating relationship?
- What do you like to talk about when on a date?
- What kind of clothes do you wear on a date?
- What was the most boring date you've ever been on?
- What was the most interesting date you've ever been on?
- Would you prefer to go out with a quiet or a talkative person?
- At what age do you think that dating should begin?
- Would you wait on a person you were dating for a long time if they joined the army?
How about if they went to prison?
- What do you think about dating a friend's ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend?
- When should you introduce your boyfriend/girlfriend to your parents? (when you begin dating, after you have been together for a while, only when the relationship is serious) Why?
- What kind of place do you think is the ideal for a first date? Why do you think so?
- Do you like to flirt? If so, what do you usually do? Where? With whom? Why?
- What do you think about internet dating? Do you know anybody who does internet dating?
- Do you definitely want to get married? If so, at what age would you like to get married?
- Do you think there’s any difference between heterosexual and homosexual love?
- How do you feel about same sex marriage?
- How do you deal with your significant other when you fight with each other or when one of you gets angry?
- How do you find out if your significant other is cheating on you?
How would you react if your significant other cheated on you?
Would you seek any kind of revenge?
- What advice do you have concerning appropriate manners when eating or spending time with your significant other? (e.g. smartphone usage)
- What should (and shouldn’t) you do or say when meeting your significant other’s parents and friends?
- How do you react when your significant other is always late to meet you?
- How do you refuse a physical advance that you don’t want or are not ready for?
- How do you know if he or she is ‘marriage material?
- What do you do when a partner does something you don’t like?
- How do you deal with paying for dates?
- How do you deal with violence when dating?
- How open are you (should you be) about past relationships?
- How do you overcome be separated or breaking up with your significant other?
- How do you make someone desire you?
- How can you be a good couple (without bothering others)?
- How do you deal with your significant other’s friends?
- What do you do when your significant other doesn’t give you enough space?
- How do you make long-term relationships work (without getting bored)?
- What advice do you have for someone in their first serious relationship?
- What was your first serious relationship like? What lessons did you learn?
- How do you cheer up your significant other when they are depressed?
- What kind of gifts are appropriate to give your significant other? What’s the most expensive gift you ever gave a partner?
- How do you celebrate anniversaries and other special relationship events?
- What’s the best way to break-up with someone?
- How do you resolve personality problems?
- How do you deal with a significant other’s emotions in a difficult situation?
- What should (and shouldn’t) you do on a first date?
- Who should pay?
- How much makeup should you wear?
- What are good topics to discuss?
- What should and shouldn’t you say?
- How long should it last?
- How fast should things move? How slow is too slow? How fast is too fast?
- How often should significant others meet? text? talk to each other?
- How much should you rely on your first impression? What decisions do you make based on it?
- How do you make a good first impression?
- Is it OK to bring a third person on a date?
- How did you meet your significant other? What was your first impression?
- What made you fall in love with your significant other?
What made you want to break up with them?
- What do you usually call your significant other? Any pet names?
- Describe the best (and worst) date you’ve ever had?
- When, Where, and How was your first kiss?
- Have you had a broken heart before?
- How do you try to make someone like you?
- Have you ever ‘drunk dialed’ someone you like? What happened?
- How long have you had a crush on someone?
- How long should you wait if the person you have a crush on doesn’t return your feelings?
- When was your last experience falling in love with someone?
- Have you ever cried because of unrequited love?
- How do you get over a broken heart?
- What advice do you have for someone with a broken heart?
- Why would people cohabitate?
- If you lived with your significant other, how would you divide expenses?
- Would you show your naked body to the person you lived with?
- If you cohabitated with your partner, would you tell other people about your living situation?
- If you cohabitated and broke up, how would you divide property?
- Do you think it’s a good idea to cohabitate before deciding to get married?
GEOGRAPHY OF LOVE
- How can you understand the culture of your significant other?
- What’s the most difficult part of having a significant other from a different culture?
- What’s the best part of having a significant other from a different culture?
- How do you deal with language challenges in intercultural relationships?
- What do you think of international relationships?
ENJOYING LIFE WITHOUT A PARTNER
- Why do you think you need a life partner (or not)?
- What do you do to enjoy life without a partner?
- What kind of pressure do you get from parents about finding a partner?
- If you choose not to have a partner, what do you do when you feel lonely?
- What are the pros and cons of single life?
- What do you care about when you enjoy life?
- How do you feel about being celibate? How important is having a sex life to you?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of a solo life?
- Do you ever envy couples?
- Can you live without someone after 40?
- Do you think having a family is really important? Why or why not?
- What if you want to have a child, but not a long-term partnership - what would you do?
- What will you do if you cannot find someone to marry?
- What do you think of using a matchmaking company?
- What do you think of homosexual love?
- Can men and women be ‘just friends’?
- Do you feel some space with friends of the opposite gender?
- Can you be ‘just friends’ with an ex after break-up?
- After a married couple divorces, do you think they can (or should) stay in contact for the sake of their children?
- If you feel charmed by or attracted to a friend of the opposite gender, what would you do?
- Do you think a Platonic relationship is possible?
- Do you think most old couples live with love or friendship?
admire - To regard with pleasure, wonder, and approval. To have a high opinion of; esteem or respect. adore - To like or love very much.
affection - A feeling or emotion of love or happiness. A tender feeling toward another. Fondness.
amore - Italian for love.
chemistry/ magic - Used to describe a feeling of love and passion.
cherish - To treat with affection and tenderness or to hold dear. Ex. I cherish our time together.
court - To try to gain the love or affections of, especially to seek to marry.
crush - The object of your desire. To like a person intensely. Ex. I've got a crush on you.
flip over - To go nuts for. To be infatuated with. Ex. I've flipped over you.
fond - Having a strong liking, inclination, or affection. Ex. I am quite fond of you.
idolize - To regard with blind admiration or devotion. Ex. I idolize you.
infatuation - A crush. An object of extravagant, short-lived passion. Ex. She is infatuated with that actor.
long for - To desire greatly or for a long period of time. Ex. I long for you every night.
lust - Intense or unrestrained sexual craving. Ex. I lust for you.
possessive: describes a love interest interest who acts like they ‘own’ their partner
puppy love - A crush or new romance between young people.
spark - An attraction. A feeling of potential. Ex. When we first met, there was an undeniable spark.
affair - A romantic or sexual relationship between two people.
fling - An affair or short relationship. Ex. Our relationship started with a brief fling.
hanky-panky - Illicit sexual activity. Ex. Let's have some hanky-panky.
rendezvous - A meeting at a prearranged time and place. Ex. Let's have a mid-afternoon rendezvous.
significant other: general term for boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse (long term relationship)
PDA - public display of affection
arousing - To stimulate sexual desire in. Ex. You arouse me.
erotic - Tending to arouse sexual desire.
gorgeous - Extremely beautiful; having great beauty.
racy - Suggestive of sexual impropriety. Ex. Her lingerie is racy.
risqué - Suggestive of sexual impropriety. Ex. She's racy and risqué.
seductive - Tending to seduce; alluring. Ex. He has a seductive voice.
sensual - Suggesting sexuality; voluptuous. Ex. Light the candles for a sensual evening.
steamy - Hot, erotic. Ex. You are very steamy in the bedroom.
suggestive - Tending to suggest, sexual. Ex. She exhibits suggestive sexual signs.
Terms of Endearment
darling , love , pet , babe/baby , cutey pie , honey bunny, angel, sweetie, sweetheart, dear, sugar, hon
pet name - A nickname for your spouse or mate, such as honey, baby, or sweetheart.
beau - Boyfriend. Ex. He's my beau!
flame - A love interest. He is my old flame.
love birds - Two people in love.
lover - A couple in love with one another; a sexual partner. Ex. You are my friend and my lover.
Love & Dating Idioms
catch someone's eye to be attractive to someone:"The guy at the back of the class caught my eye.
to fancy someone (British English) = to find someone attractive: "My friend fancies you!"
to have a crush on someone = to only be able to think about one person: "When I was at school, I had a crush on a film star."
to have a soft spot for someone = to have a weakness for someone: "She has a soft spot for Richard”
to have the hots for someone to find someone very attractive: "She's got the hots for the new student."
to have the hots for someone to find someone very attractive: "She's got the hots for the new student."
to go out with someone = to date someone: "They've been going out together for years!"
to go steady = to go out with someone (old style): "They've been going steady for a yeary."
to fall for someone = to fall in love: "He always falls for the wrong types!"
to fall head over heels for someone = to completely fall in love: "He fell head over heels for her."
to be lovey-dovey = for a couple to show everyone how much they are in love:
to have eyes only for = to be attracted to one person only: "He's dropped all his old friends, now that he has eyes only for Susie."
to be the apple of someone's eye = to be loved by someone, normally an older relative: "She's the apple of her father's eye."
to be smitten by someone = to be in love with someone: "I first met him at a party and from that evening on, I was smitten."
a love-nest = the place where two lovers live: "They made a love-nest in the old basement flat."
to be the love of someone's life = to be the most significant romantic partner of a person’s entire life
to flirt (with somebody) to behave playfully towards another person who you are - or pretend to be - attracted to romantically or sexually. a flirt a person who likes to flirt
to chat (somebody) up: to talk to somebody in the hope of starting romantic or sexual relationship
to hit on: to overtly show interest in someone with the intent of hooking up
(That loser is hitting on me again)
(That loser is hitting on me again)
one night stand: A physical relationship that lasts only one night.
To hook up. To become involved in a physical relationship (possibly short-term)
To hit if off (or to click): to get along well with someone, feel chemistry right right away
To pick someone up - to hook up with someone (usually as a one night stand)
to get hitched: "They're getting hitched next Saturday."
to tie the knot: "So when are you two tying the knot?"
on again off again relationship. A couple that breaks up and gets back together repeatedly
to go through a bit of a rough patch = when things are not going well: "Since the argument, they've been going through a bit of a rough patch."
to be on the rocks a relationship that is in difficulty: "Once she moved out, it was clear their marriage was on the rocks."
to have a stormy relationship a relationship with many arguments: "I'm glad we don't have a stormy relationship."
to break up, split up. To end a relationship
To dump or be dumped when one person end a relationship
can't stand the sight of someone to not like someone: "She can't stand the sight of him any more!"
Love is blind = when you love someone, you can't see their faults
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder = beauty is subjective
Let your heart rule your head = allow your emotions to control your rational side
Wear your heart on your sleeve = show other people how you are feeling