In the first of our 3-part journey through dating slang, we'll look at some of the most popular slang and idioms used in the three parts of the relationship process – Part 1: The Hunt for a Relationship; Part 2: Being in a Relationship; and Part 3: The End of the Relationship. I fin'lly got the courage ta ask Annie oud on a date. to make small talk = to engage in light, casual conversation.This is just a preview of what you can expect to hear! on the rebound = eager to get right back into a relationship after having recently ended one. She's on the reboun', so she may not be emotionally stable right now. pick-up line = an overused phrase aimed to start a conversation with someone you're interested in. You acshelly tried da stard a conversation with 'er by saying, "Haven't we met somewhere b'fore? B'd 'ez soon 'ez I walked up to 'er, she turned 'er back 'n walked away! My date w'th Jimmy las' night w'z just okay. to stand someone up = to fail to meet someone after making plans.

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.

So if she pretended to be romantically interested even though she really wasn’t, this would be leading him on.

My last boyfriend and I didn’t hit it off right away – I only started to fall for him after we went out a few times and I got to know him better. First, Emily says it looked like the guy was hitting on Sarah.

My last relationship was a nightmare – I hooked up with a guy at a New Year’s party and we were together for six months – but we were constantly fighting and making up. Transcript: Let’s learn the phrasal verbs from the dialog.

Emily then says that she and her last boyfriend didn’t hit it off right away – this means they didn’t have a special connection immediately.

If you hit it off with someone, it means you like each other and you have great social “chemistry” from the first moment you meet.

It started when she hooked up with someone at a party.

The phrasal verb hook up with someone can be used a slang expression meaning to have sex with someone, especially someone you just met, or someone you only stay with for one night.

The phrasal verb “put up with” someone means to tolerate a difficult, annoying, or unpleasant person.

The relationship ended when the boyfriend cheated on Sarah – that means he was kissing or having sex with another woman.

Sarah asks Emily if Emily is going out with anyone.