This is my date, Brian.
This is my boyfriend.
This is my boyfriend, Brian. We're going on a date tonight!
I got set up
I set them up.
She set me up on a blind date with this weirdo!
I got set up with my friend's coworker, but it ended up being a disaster.
Let's go out for drinks sometime.
We went out for drinks last night at that new bar around the corner.
After we met on Saturday, we decided to go out to dinner.
So I was just sitting there waiting when this guy came up to me.
I had a feeling that he was going to start coming on to me.
I told him I had a boyfriend, but he kept hitting on me anyway.
This guy kept hitting on me last night. It was the lamest come-on attempt ever.
I was just minding my own business and this guy came up and gave me the lamest pickup line.
Yuck! That's so corny!
Have we met before?
Do you come here often?
What's your sign?
Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?
You must be tired because you've been running through my head all night.
We were supposed to go on a date, but she blew me off!
I felt bad about blowing him off, but I just wasn't in the mood to get drinks.
He started hitting on me, so I tried to blow him off.
He totally blew me off. Can you believe what a flake he is?
We were supposed to go out but she ended up flaking on me.
He stood me up. I knew he would flake on me!
He was totally hitting on me, so I was like, "Sorry, I'm meeting someone."
So then he was all, "I don't see him, so maybe he blew you off."
Then I went, "Maybe so, but I don't think he's that flaky."
Can't you take a hint?
He couldn't seem to take a hint, so I was like, "I'm really not interested."
Maybe if she weren't so dense she would have taken your hint!
Sometimes people try to set each other up, meaning that a third-party matchmaker, such as a mutual friend,
introduces two people to each other so that they can go on a date. Two people who have "been set up" might
go on a "blind date," which means that the date is the first time the people have ever met. People often joke
that blind dates are disastrous.
The most traditional type of date is to eat dinner at a restaurant and then go see a movie. In modern times,
some people opt instead to get drinks together at a bar, to get coffee, or to go to lunch instead.
When approaching women at a bar, American men sometimes use well-known "ice breakers" (questions
used to initiate a conversation with someone). Most Americans are also familiar with several "lame" pick-up lines. They're so lame that they're not really
used in real life, but they're fun to laugh about.
About the author
Copyright © 2010 by Mark McCracken, All Rights Reserved.
Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".