Thứ Năm, 27 tháng 7, 2023

Talking about Online Dating


Warm-up Questions: 

  1. Have you ever tried online dating? Why or why not?

  2. What are some advantages of online dating compared to traditional dating?

  3. Do you think online dating is a good way to meet new people? Why or why not?

  4. What kind of information would you include in your online dating profile?

  5. Have you heard any success stories from people who have tried online dating?

  6. Are there any potential risks or drawbacks to online dating that you can think of?

  7. How would you feel about meeting someone in person after getting to know them through online dating?

  8. What are some important factors to consider when choosing an online dating platform or app?

  9. Do you think it's important to be cautious and protect your personal information when using online dating sites?

  10. How do you think online dating has changed the way people approach dating and relationships?


Online dating (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈdeɪtɪŋ/) (noun) - Example: "Many people use online dating to meet new people.

Swipe (/swaɪp/) (verb) - Example: "You can swipe left or right to indicate interest in someone's profile."

Match (/mætʃ/) (noun/verb) - Example: "Finding a compatible match is exciting in online dating."


  1. Match (n): a person viewed in regard to their eligibility for marriage.

  2. Match (n): a contest in which people or teams compete against each other in a particular sport.

  3. Match (n): a person or thing that resembles another.

Chat (/tʃæt/) (noun/verb) - Example: "They started a chat and got to know each other better."

Message (/ˈmɛsɪdʒ/) (noun/verb) - Example: "They exchanged messages and discovered shared interests."

Online platform (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈplætˌfɔrm/) (noun) - Example: "Dating apps provide an online platform for meeting potential partners."

Swiping left/right (/ˈswaɪpɪŋ lɛft/raɪt/) - Example: "She kept swiping left until she found someone she liked."

Online profile (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈproʊ.faɪl/) - Example: "He updated his online profile with recent photos and hobbies."

Dating app (/ˈdeɪtɪŋ æp/) - Example: "Tinder is a popular dating app used by many people."

Virtual date (/ˈvɜːr.tʃuː.əl deɪt/) - Example: "Due to the pandemic, they went on a virtual date through video chat."

Online connection (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn kəˈnɛk.ʃən/) - Example: "They felt an instant online connection and decided to meet in person."

Compatibility (/kəmˌpætəˈbɪlɪti/) (noun) - Example: "Finding compatibility is essential for a successful relationship."

Online conversation (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˌkɑːn.vɚˈseɪ.ʃən/) - Example: "They had an engaging online conversation that lasted for hours."

Profile picture (/ˈproʊ.faɪl ˈpɪk.tʃɚ/) - Example: "Choosing an appealing profile picture can attract more attention."

Online interaction (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˌɪn.t̬ɚˈræk.ʃən/) - Example: "Regular online interaction helps build a stronger connection."

Dating profile (/ˈdeɪtɪŋ ˈproʊ.faɪl/) - Example: "His dating profile highlighted his hobbies and interests."

Online communication (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn kəˌmjuː.nəˈkeɪ.ʃən/) - Example: "Clear and open online communication is important for building trust."

First impression (/fɜːrst ɪmˈprɛʃən/) - Example: "Making a good first impression is crucial in online dating."

Online dating community (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈdeɪtɪŋ kəˈmjuː.nə.ti/) - Example: "She joined an online dating community to meet like-minded people."

Relationship status (/rɪˈleɪ.ʃənˌʃɪp ˈstætəs/) - Example: "People often mention their relationship status in their profiles."

Online dating experience (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈdeɪtɪŋ ɪkˈspɪə.ri.əns/) - Example: "He had a positive online dating experience and met his partner."

Online safety (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈseɪf.ti/) - Example: "Practicing online safety is important when meeting new people."

Video call (/ˈvɪd.i.oʊ kɔːl/) - Example: "They had a video call to see each other before meeting in person."

Online presence (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈprɛ.zəns/) - Example: "Maintaining a strong online presence can attract potential matches."  = appearance

Meeting in person (/ˈmiːtɪŋ ɪn ˈpɜːr.sən/) - Example: "After chatting online, they decided to meet in person."

Online dating service (/ˈɒnˌlaɪn ˈdeɪtɪŋ ˈsɜːr.vɪs/) - Example: "He signed up for an online dating service to find a partner."

Long-distance relationship (/ˈlɔːŋ.dɪs.təns rɪˈleɪ.ʃənˌʃɪp/) - Example: "They successfully maintained a long-distance relationship through online communication."

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