33. How to know you’ve found the one
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|Brewery||A place where beer is made commercially.|
|Exclusively date (to be exclusive)||To only date that one person|
To only date on person
Something that is different; it deviates from the standard or normal
|Grey area |
Not black and white, not clear cut. It can be two things at once, not just one or the other.
|Atheist ||Someone who doesn’t believe in God.|
|Fleeting (emotions)||Lasting for a very short time|
To slowly go away
Therapy or counseling before marriage that asks you and your partner difficult questions (among other things) to ensure you’re ready for marriage.
In the near future; able to be seen or predicted
|Tally up (the points)|
To count up
A minister in charge of a Christian church or congregation.
|Root her on|
To encourage or cheer someone on
|Teary-eyed||With tears in your eyes (but not falling necessarily).|
Loving, positive comments or sayings
|Intertwine||To connect or closely link two things together, often twisting them together|
To spin in a circular motion downward. We often say “to spiral out of control”. Think of the action of a tornado and imagine that we are using this in a figurative way to show someone’s downfall.
Someone’s career trajectory or path
A type of dancing to country/folk music. A line dance is a choreographed dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in one or more lines or rows, all facing either each other or in the same direction, and executing the steps at the same time.
Alcohol mixed with juice or a soda is a mixed drink.
Like a nail
The place where a fire is dug into the ground outside
The part of the flower that is pretty and soft that you remove and put on the ground or bed when you’re trying to be romantic.
|(It was a little) drawn-out|
When something lasts longer than it should or is expected, you say it’s “drawn-out”.
Idioms and Collocations
|Love at first sight|
This is an idiom that means you fell in love the first time you saw someone.
|Pick up where you left off|
To start something where you stopped it, despite a long time passing. This is a saying we use with good friends that we haven’t seen in a while, but when we do it feels like we were just talking to them yesterday.
|I’m of the belief that…|
“I believe that”
|To be on the same page|
To agree with someone about something
|To bring (something) up||To address an issue with someone|
|Under the guise …|
A guise is an external form that hides what’s underneath. So we mentioned people go on dating apps under the guise that they’re looking for a relationship, when in reality they’re just eager for a hookup.
|No pun intended|
A pun is a joke using the different possible meanings of a word. When you say “No pun intended” it means that you aren’t meaning to make a pun funny. For example, Brentley said he didn’t mean to make a joke about the common word. He said, “to be on the same page” and his fiancee is named “Paige”.
|To go the extra mile|
To go above and beyond what is normally expected; to do more than you’re asked or expected to
|Salt of the earth|
Someone who is very humble, worthy and reliable (a good honest person).
|Say (something) in passing||To say something quickly without drawing attention to it. To just mention something briefly in conversation that you are not focusing on.|
|Fall by the wayside||Fail to persist in an endeavor or undertaking.|
|See eye to eye on something||To agree about something|
|That’s just the name of the game||“That’s just how things are”|
|Just shy of 2 years|
Just under; “just shy of + a number”.
|Go off without a hitch|
To happen without any issues arising
|Happy wife, happy life|
The classic saying that when your wife is happy, you will also be happy!
1. What are your 5 love languages you like to receive?
2. What advice would you give to couples?
3. What age do people normally get engaged in your country?