ask for someone's hand in marriage

- ask someone to marry you

After dating his girlfriend for several years he finally asked for her hand in marriage.

attracted to (someone)

- feel a physical or emotional attraction to someone

I was attracted to the woman at the party from the moment that I first met her.

blind date

- a date where the two people have never met before

I went on a blind date in university but it did not work out very well.

break someone's heart

- cause someone emotional pain

The man broke his girlfriend's heart when he told her that he was no longer in love with her.

break up

- end a relationship

They broke up after dating for more than three years.

crazy about (someone)

- think that another person is wonderful

My cousin has been crazy about the bank manager for many months now.

date someone

- go on or have a date with someone

My sister has been dating her boyfriend for over two years now.

dig someone

- like someone a lot (dig someone is not a commonly used idiom now)

She really digs the boy in her chemistry class.

double date

- a date where two couples get together to do something

It was a good idea to go on the double date even though everybody wanted to do something different.

dump someone

- end a relationship by telling someone that you don't want to see him or her

The woman dumped her boyfriend after they began to have many fights.

fall for (someone)

- fall in love with someone

She always seems to fall for the wrong person and is never happy.

fall in love (with someone)

- begin to feel love for someone

He fell in love with a woman from his university class and they got married several months later.

find Mr. Right

- find the right or perfect person

She is always hoping to find Mr. Right but so far she hasn't had any luck.

first love

- the first person that one falls in love with

Her first love was with a boy in her high school art class.

get along with someone

- have a good friendly relationship with someone

The woman gets along with her friends very well.

get back together

- return to a relationship or marriage after breaking up

The man got back together with his girlfriend after separating for several months last winter.

get engaged

- decide to marry someone

He got engaged to his wife several years before they actually got married.

get hitched

- get married

My sister and her boyfriend surprised everyone by suddenly getting hitched last weekend.

get serious

- a relationship becomes serious and long-term

The two students dated for several months before they began to get serious.

give someone (or something) a second chance

- try to save a relationship by forgiving and welcoming the other person back

The girl's boyfriend left her for several months but when he wanted to come back she was happy to give him a second chance.

go dutch

- a date where each person pays half of the expenses

In university many of the students had little money so they often went dutch when they were on a date.

good together

- two people who get along well with each other

They are very good together and nobody has ever seen them argue.

go out with someone

- go on a date or be dating someone

I have been going out with a woman from my hiking club for several months now.

go steady

- date one person regularly (not so common recently but at one time used often by teenagers)

The two students have been going steady for three years now.

have a crush (on someone)

- have strong feelings of love for someone (often for a short time and with no results)

The young girl had a crush on her teacher in junior high school but of course it was an impossible situation.

have a thing for (someone)

- be attracted and care a lot about someone

She seems to have a thing for the new guy who just started to work at her company.

head over heels in love with someone

- be very much in love with someone

My friend is head over heels in love with the accountant in his new company.

hit it off (with someone)

- get along well with someone (usually from the beginning)

I hit it off with a woman in my photography class and we have been dating for several months now.

hung up on someone

- be obsessed with another person

The young woman has been hung up on a member of her tennis club for many months now.

interested in (someone)

- have a romantic interest in someone and possibly want to date that person

My sister has been interested in one of the students in her university biology class for many months now.

kiss and makeup

- become friends again after a fight or argument

After they have a fight the couple is always very quick to kiss and make up.

leave someone for someone else

- end a relationship with your partner and start a relationship with someone else

The man left his wife for his secretary but soon discovered that his life was worse than before.

love at first sight

- fall in love with someone (or something) the first time that one sees him or her

When I saw the woman at the party it was love at first sight and I knew that I wanted to meet her.

made for each other

- two people who get along extremely well

Although we had some differences we got along very well together and seemed to be made for each other.

make eyes at someone

- look at someone in a way that makes it clear that you like that person and find them attractive

The man became angry when he thought that his girlfriend was making eyes at someone else at the party.

make up

- when two people forgive each other after an argument or begin to see each other again after ending a relationship

The couple had a big fight at the restaurant but they quickly made up and things quickly got back to normal.

a match made in heaven

- a couple who get along perfectly

When the two people finally got together it was a match made in heaven and everyone thought that they would stay together forever.

meet/find the right girl/guy

- find the right partner, the one to marry

When she moved to Madrid she joked that she would never return home if she met the right guy.

on the rocks

- a relationship or a marriage that is experiencing problems

They are experiencing many problems at the moment and their relationship appears to be on the rocks.

the one (for someone)

- the right partner, the one to marry

As soon as I introduced my girlfriend to my mother she said that she was probably the one for me.

one and only

- the only person that one loves

She was his one and only and he felt lost when the relationship ended.

patch up a relationship

- repair a broken relationship

Although the couple had been fighting and wanted to separate they managed to patch up their relationship and are now very happy together.

perfect couple

- two people who appear to get along perfectly

Our neighors have always seemed to be the perfect couple.

pop the question

- ask someone to marry you

He put much thought into his possible wedding before he actually decided to pop the question.

puppy love

- infatuation (strong feelings of love) between school-age children or teenagers

The two teenagers thought that their love was the greatest in the world but everyone knew that it was only puppy love.

say "I do"

- get married (during a wedding ceremony it is common to say "I do" when you agree to marry your partner)

He loved the woman very much and was hoping that she would say "I do" as soon as they could make the wedding arrangements.

seeing someone

- be dating someone on a regular basis

The woman was not seeing anyone when she met a man who she liked at the party.

set a date

- decide on a date for a wedding

After thinking about marriage for a long time they have finally decided to set a date.

settle down

- establish a regular routine after getting married

After dating dozens of women the young man finally decided to settle down.

split up

- two people in a relationship decide to end their relationship

My sister's daughter and her boyfriend decided to split up after being together for seven years.

steal someone's heart

- cause someone to fall in love with you

She quickly stole the heart of the man who was working beside her at her office.

take one's vows

- get married and take your wedding vows (promises)

They were taking their vows down at the county courthouse when I came for a visit.

those three little words

- the words "I love you"

After several months of dating the young man finally said those three little words to his girlfriend.

tie the knot

- get married

After dating for several years the young couple suddenly decided to tie the knot.

true love

- a genuine feeling of romantic love

It seemed like true love until we began to fight all of the time.

unrequited love

- love that is not returned, one-way love

The woman was in love with the president of her company but from the beginning it was a case of unrequited love.

walk down the aisle together

- get married (in this case in a Christian church where many weddings take place and where the bride walks down the aisle to the altar)

They get along very well and they have finally decided to walk down the aisle and begin their life together.

walk out on

- abandon your partner and end a relationship

The man walked out on his wife and their small baby and nobody knew the reason why.

whisper sweet nothings in someone's ear

- romantic, intimate talk

The movie was rather romantic and most of the scenes had the actor whispering sweet nothings in the ear of the actress.