Dating 约会

Dialogue 1

John likes Jenny, but he's afraid to ask her out. His friend Jack is trying to encourage him.

John: Hey, Jack, is Jenny coming with us?

Jack: Yes. Why?

John: Nothing. I'm just asking.

Jack: Just asking? But why is your face burning like mad? Ah-huh, someone has a crush on Jenny, doesn't he?

John: Who has a crush?!

Jack: Come on, John, don't be such a chicken. If you like her, you've got to tell her. Maybe she likes you.

John: But I don't have the guts to ask her out.

Jack: What're you so afraid of?

John: I'd totally die if she turned me down.

Jack: But that's better than keeping everything to yourself. You've got to let her know. Come on! You've got to take a chance!

John: I don't know....Well, maybe, you're right, but how am I going to tell her?

Dialogue 2

John has a new girlfriend. His friend Jack is envious....

John: Hi, Jack, long time, no see!

Jack: Yeah! How's everything going?

John: Not bad! At least I'm still alive.

Jack: Just alive? I heard you're going out with Jane.

John: Where did you get that idea?

Jack: Oh, come on. Jane is a very nice girl, someone you meet only once in a lifetime.

John: Yeah, you're right. I'm not boasting, but she's really as beautiful as she is intelligent.

Jack: Well, I really envy you for finding such a girl.

Dialogue 3

Jane's friend Michelle tells Jane that she's lucky to have Jack as her boyfriend because....

Michelle: I heard you're going out with Jack.

Jane: Yes. To be frank, I really love him to death.

Michelle: You're so lucky!

Jane: Why do you say that?

Michelle: Why? Are you kidding me? A boy like him is so hard to find. So caring, so patient, and, did I mention, so handsome?

Jane: It's very nice of you to say so.

Michelle: Well, it's not a compliment. I'm saying it from the bottom of my heart! It's obvious that he's head over heels in love with you.

Jane: I sure hope so.

Dialogue 4

Jenny's boyfriend is a very nice person, but her friend Katie is concerned about his age....

Katie: Jenny, I know you like John a lot, but what do you like about him?

Jenny: Well, there's just something about him. Don't you think so?

Katie: Really? What's this something?

Jenny: Well, he's mature, handsome, gentle, and successful. I think he's my Mr. Right!

Katie: He's certainly mature, but don't you think he's a little old for you? He's almost twice as old as you are!

Jenny: Well, age shouldn't be something that comes in the way of a person's marriage. As long as we love each other, age is not an issue. It never has been!

Katie: But what will others think about it?

Jenny: I don't care what others will think about us. I just know I love him and he loves me. And that's all that matters.

Dialogue 5

Tom wants to settle down and start a family, but his girlfriend Monica is not ready yet. Therefore, they have to break up....

Jack: Hi, Tom, how have you been?

Tom: Not very well.

Jack: Why? What happened? You look so down!

Tom: Nothing.

Jack: Come on. For a man who's so down, there're usually two reasons. Either his career is going downhill, or he has a broken heart. You're so successful, so....

Tom: Well, you're right. I just broke up with Monica.

Jack: Oh, I'm sorry. I thought you two were made for each other.

Tom: Well, you never know. I'm ready for a commitment and want to settle down, but she says she wants to pursue her career while she's still young.

Jack: Well, it's always difficult to choose between career and family.

Tom: Maybe you're right.

Jack: John, I don't know what to say to comfort you, but cheer up! There's plenty of fish out there and you'll find your perfect match!

Tom: Yeah, but it's hard to forget her at the moment. You know, we were together for almost five years. It's really hard....

Dialogue 6

Mike has recently broken up with his girlfriend because....

John: Hi, Mike, we're having a party tonight, wanna come join us? You can bring your girlfriend.

Mike:'m breaking up with Cathy.

John: What happened? Did you have a big fight?

Mike: No. She's really a very nice girl....

John: Yeah, she's pretty and caring.

Mike: Well, she's really caring, but sometimes it's too much...and uh...I kind of want a break, you know...some room for myself.

John: Did you talk with her about it?

Mike: I've tried, didn't work.

John: Oh, I'm really sorry to hear that. When are you going to tell her?

Mike: Maybe tonight, I don't know. I don't know how to tell her.

John: I know she's head over heels in love with you and she'll really be hurt.

Mike: I know....

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