5 Top Dating Idioms
 Part 2: Being in a Relationship

5 Top Dating Idioms
 Part 2: Being in a Relationship

by "Slangman" David Burke

In my last post, we explored some popular slang and idioms used in the first step toward dating: The Hunt for a Relationship. Now you're onto the next step because you've finally met that one true love of your life and so far it's smooth sailing ("everything is moving forward without any problems")! 

Below are some popular expressions you'll definitely hear from your American friends as they grill ("interrogate") you for all the deets ("details") of your new S.O. ("significant other").

1. to make out = to kiss.

In context:
I went to the movies tonight but it was hard to pay attention to the screen. There were these two people making out right in front of me the entire time!

In Slangman's "Real Speak":
I went ta the movies tanight b'd it was hard da pay attention ta the screen. There were these two people making out ride in fronna me the entire time! 

 

1. to rob the cradle = to date or marry someone much younger than oneself.

In context:
Joanne is 53 and Tony is only 22. I know she likes younger men, but that’s really robbing the cradle!

In Slangman's "Real Speak":
Joanne's fifdy-three 'n Tony's only twen'y-two. I know she likes younger men, b't that’s really robbing the cradle!

  • to pop the question = to propose marriage. 

In context:
You're not going to believe what happened on our way to Hawaii. Just as we sat down in the plane, Greg took me by the hand and then popped the question

In Slangman's "Real Speak": 
Y'r not gonna believe what happened on 'ar way da Hawaii. Just 'ez we sat down 'n the plane, Greg took me by the hand 'n then popped the question!

4. to get hitched = to get married.

In context:
Hey, congratulations! I heard you're getting hitched! So when is the big day?

In Slangman's "Real Speak":
Hey, congrats! I heard 'jer getting hitched! So when's the big day?

5. to go together = to date someone on a regular basis. 

In context:
I had no idea Margaret and Bart were going together! They're as different as night and day!

In Slangman's "Real Speak":
I had no idea Margared 'n Bart were going tagether! They're 'ez diff'ren' 'ez night 'n day!

 

"Slangman" David Burke is a world renowned expert on American slang & idioms. He has authored over 100 books, including the popular "STREET SPEAK" and "BIZ SPEAK" series, which are used by corporations, government agencies, and universities around the world.

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