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Warm-up Task:
Which qualities are most important to you in a boyfriend or girlfriend? Choose three and explain your choices: physical appearance, common interests, fashion sense, kindness, intelligence, honesty, marriage potential, other.

Vocabulary List

ESL Conversation Questions:

  1. What is the appropriate age to start dating?
  2. How do people meet people to date these days?
  3. What is your ideal type? Be as specific as possible.
  4. What activities are enjoyable to do on a first date?
  5. Is it a man’s responsibility to ask a woman out? If you’re a woman, have you asked a man out on a first date?
  6. Who should pay on a date? What do you think about going dutch?
  7. Is it okay to date several people at the same time?
  8. Do you have any bad dating experiences you would like to share? If not, maybe you have heard about some from your friends?
  9. Have you ever been on a double date or group date? How was it?
  10. Do you like to talk a lot? Are you quiet when you meet first someone? Is it okay if one person does most of the talking on a date?
  11. How can you tell if the other person is enjoying the date or wanting the date to end?
  12. If you were on a date with someone and they kept checking their phone or watch, what would you do about it? Would you say something?
  13. Is it important to date many people before getting married? Is it better to be with one person for your entire life?
  14. Describe your ideal romantic date (e.g. a candle-lit dinner followed by a walk on the beach).
  15. Can you predict who will make a good couple? Have you tried being a matchmaker?
  16. Is it okay to date someone your friend already dated? Or are they forever off-limits?
  17. Have you ever been on a blind date? How did it go?
  18. What do you think about dating apps and websites? Would you consider using them?

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