Talking about someone’s personal relationships can be a touchy (or sensitive) subject. Don’t talk to someone about their relationships until you get to know them a little more.
Common Vocabulary Used When Talking about Relationships:
- Single: alone, not in a relationship
- Married: in a committed relationship
- Divorced: formally married, now alone
- In a relationship: in a relationship, but may not be that serious
- Platonic relationship: just friends, no sexual
- Friends: Someone you like to spend time with
- Friends with benefits: people who have sex together but are not in a relationship
- Hook up: someone you have sex with once, but not in a relationship
- Make out: kiss a lot
- Break up: end a relationship
- 1- After a horrible break up and divorce, I am happy to be single again.
- 2- We have been happily married for 10 years.
- 3- My brother is not in a relationship. He likes to hook up with random girls.
Questions to ask someone about their relationship:
- Are you single?
- How long have you been married (together)?
- When did you get divorced?
- Have you been friends for a long time?
- How did you meet each other?
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