💞HAVE A CRUSH ON SOMEONE: to feel romantically attracted to some person (Often people keep their “crushes” a secret because they are afraid that the feelings aren’t mutual (that the other person doesn’t have the same feelings)
Example: I have a crush on a girl in my English class. She’s beautiful, smart, and funny – but I’m too shy to talk to her!
💞FLIRT WITH SOMEONE: to behave playfully towards another person who you are or pretend to be attracted to romantically
Example: Did you see the guy who was flirting with Jenny? He bought her a drink, talked to her all night, and asked for her phone number.
💞ASK SOMEONE OUT: to invite someone to do something with you in a romantic context – for example, seeing a movie or having dinner in a restaurant.
Example: Peter finally asked me out! We’re going to the theater together on Friday night.
💞FALL IN LOVE: to begin to experience feelings of love for someone
Example: I think I’m falling in love with Melissa. I can’t stop thinking about her!
💞DATE: a romantic activity that two people do together.
Example: My date with Peter last Friday was wonderful. I really enjoyed his company at the theater.
💞LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: to fall in love with someone or something the first time that one sees him or her or it
Example: When I saw the woman at the party it was love at first sight and I knew that I wanted to meet her. The woman loved the house. It was love at first sight.
💞TO BE CRAZY ABOUT: to think that another person is wonderful
Example: My cousin has been crazy about her colleague for many months now.
💞TO ADORE: to love someone very much, especially in a way that shows a lot of admirationor respect
Example: I knew Geoff would adore you.
💞HAVE A SOFT SPOT FOR SOMEONE: to like someone a lot, even if they do not deserve it
Example: Despite how troublesome he could be, Jane had a soft spot for Daniel.
💞TO BE AN ITEM: two people are an item when they are having a romantic relationship
Example: I didn’t know Chris and Sue were an item. They didn’t even look at each other at dinner.
💞TO BE HEAD OVER HEELS (IN LOVE): be in love with somebody very much
Example: Look at them. They’re head over heels in love with each other.
💞TO BE LOVEY-DOVEY: expressing your love in public by constantly kissing and hugging
Example: I don’t want to go out with Jenny and David. They’re so lovey-dovey, I just can’t stand it.
💞MADLY IN LOVE: to be deeply or extremely in love with somebody
Example: They are madly in love, they love and trust each other and will always be loyal to one another.