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Learn English: Words to describe love and relationships

Love and relationships
Here are some words to describe love and relationships.

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Take a look at the following words related to love and relationships, and learn how to use them.

You might be in a situation where you like someone in a romantic way and you want to describe how you feel about them.

You could say that you're 'interested' or that you have 'a crush'.

Another word to do with love is 'to flirt'. It's a verb that describes behaving in a way that shows romantic interest in someone. It's often done in a playful way.

To be 'in love' with someone means to have a strong romantic connection - after having gotten to know them. You might hear people say that they're 'madly in love', 'crazy in love' or that they're 'head over heels'. These are all phrases that describe having passionate feelings for someone.

When you're in a romantic relationship, you might be spending time alone together and doing activities, such as having a meal together. If you're getting along and enjoying spending time together, the relationship could be described as 'going steady' or 'serious'.

When a couple is planning to get married, they usually get engaged first. At this stage, the man is referred to as the 'fiancé' and the woman is referred to as the 'fiancée'. 'Fiancé' and 'fiancée' are spelt differently but they are pronounced in the same way.

When a couple get married, they have a wedding. After this, the man is called the 'husband' and the woman is called the 'wife'. In the following years, the married couple might celebrate their 'anniversary' on their wedding day.

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