Dating and romance idioms
"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 – he can do anything!
"to have the hots for someone = to find someone very attractive: "She's got the hots for the new office manager."to go out with someone (British English) = to date someone: "They've been going out together for years!
You don't just have to say you love someone: you can say you have a crush, a soft spot for, or even the hots for them!
Read on to get the whole guide to idioms of love, plus common sayings and proverbs.catch someone's eye = to be attractive to someone: "The shy man at the back of the class caught my eye."to fancy someone (British English) = to find someone attractive: "My friend fancies you!
"to get hitched: "They're getting hitched next Saturday."to tie the knot: "So when are you two tying the knot?
"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 have blazing rows = to have big arguments: "We had a blazing row last night."can't stand the sight of someone = to not like someone: "She can't stand the sight of him any more!
Dating and relationships are an extremely popular topic for most students!
So here's some idioms about them so you can talk about it even more! Which expression do you think goes in which sentence?
To hit on someone is to say or do things that demonstrate romantic or sexual interest in that person.Sarah says the guy asked her out – to ask someone out is to invite the person to go on a date (a romantic encounter).We often say “asked her out for…” and then the activity: Sarah then says she’s not sure if she likes the guy, and she doesn’t want to lead him on – this means to provide false hope or expectation to the other person."to go steady = to go out with someone: "They've been going steady since their first year at university."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: "They're so lovey-dovey, always whispering to each other and looking into each other's eyes."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 loved-up (British English) = to exist in a warm feeling of love: "They are one loved-up couple!