[Phrases] 13 Ways To Describe Your Relationship

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Today, I will share with you 13 ways to describe a romantic relationship.

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When in a relationship, it is hard for one to define what kinds of relationship he is in. Actually, there are 13 levels of a romantic relationship, which can help you better know your relationship with him/her.

Let’s check out if you two are just acquaintances or dating!

1. Acquaintance

A person that you know but who is not a close friend.

He’s just a business acquaintance.

2. Hanging out with

Spending time together with someone just as friends.

—–“Are you dating this girl?”

—–“No, we’re just hanging out. Nothing has happened, yet.”

3. In The Friend Zone

A situation in which a friendship exists between two people, one of whom wants to have a romantic or sexual interest in the other.

I always wind up in the friend zone, watching them pursue other guys.

4. Hooking up with

A situation in which two people engage in or form a casual sexual relationship.

Hooking up with total strangers can be very dangerous.

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5. Friends with Benefits

A friend with whom one has an occasional and casual sexual relationship.

John and I are friends with benefits. We just hang out, and have sex.

6. Seeing Someone

Dating without the boy/girlfriend “label” and they can also be seeing other people at the same time. “Unofficially” going steady with someone (see below).

Jimmy has to tell her that he is seeing someone else.

7. Going out

Once two people start going out they are public about their relationship, but it still is unclear how serious the relationship is.

Jody breaks up with Mark and starts going out with Eric.

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8. Dating Someone

“Dating someone” means you’re seeing somebody specific, with purpose and on a regular basis.

She’s been dating Ron for several months.

9. Exclusive relationship

A mutual agreement between two people that neither one is romantically pursuing other partners.

Let’s stop seeing other people and make this relationship exclusive.

10. Going Steady

If two people are going steady, they are having a long, fairly serious romantic relationship.

She’s been going steady with Randolph for almost a year now.

11. To Move in Together

To decide to live together without getting married.

John and I are moving in together.

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12. Be Engaged

Having formally agreed to marry.

She told me that she’d been engaged three times, but had never actually married.

13. Be Married

Having a wife or husband.

She had an affair with a married man.


Practice: make sentences with the idioms above.


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