Idioms for Dating & Romance

Some English idioms about falling in love and romantic relationships.

Listen, read, and guess what the idioms mean.  Then check below.

Love at First Sight

There’s a romantic story about the nineteenth-century Italian revolutionary, Garibaldi. He was on his ship entering a port when he saw a beautiful woman standing on the shore.

‘That’s the woman I’m going to marry,’ he said. It was love at first sight.

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The woman, when she met him, was swept off her feet by his good looks and personality. They were married within days and only had eyes for each other for the rest of their lives.


fall in love – begin to love someone

love at first sight – falling in love immediately

sweep someone off their feet – make someone fall in love very quickly

only have eyes for (someone) – feel attracted to only that one person

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