Hello, my dear ESL students! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you the top 7 lists of English idioms and phrases related to love. Oooh yes, love is in the air, isn’t it? I know this post is already long overdue, but I am so excited to write this blog post because you can never be too late for something that is so special, right? And because it is Valentine’s Day, I want to spread the love as much as possible by helping you brush up on your daily English conversations as well as to help you increase your vocabulary words as well.
But first, let me ask you a question: How do you define love?
I know that this is a pretty tough question to answer. Many ancient* philosophers try to answer this question, but no one could even find the right words to say. If I give you my two cents* about it, then love is an abstract feeling that does not exist in our minds, but in our hearts. It is a kind of emotion that is so powerful that it could have both advantages and disadvantages.
But if you ask me, I would like to focus on the advantages of love rather than its disadvantages. I love so many people (and so many things) in my life. For instance, I love teaching English as a second language. It gives me the kind of satisfaction that I couldn’t find in other careers. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology but I didn’t really like programming because I find it too difficult. Plus, you have to be good in logic if you want to take your career as a programmer seriously. I don’t want to be bothered with that kind of problem.
I’d rather help English learners from all over the world improve their English communication skills, teach them new English idioms and phrases that they could use in their daily lives, and to help them speak in English more confidently and fluently. These are the things that I am really passionate about.
And because I want to shower you, my dear readers, with my unceasing* passion for the English language, I would like to share with you the top 7 lists of English idioms and phrases related to love. So, are you ready? Okay, great. Now, let’s get started.
1. Blind date
This English idiom means that you will date someone whom you have never met or seen before. It may or may not have a happy ending (especially when you realize that you don’t like your date!)
- Martin went on a blind date last night but it was not successful.
2. Find Mr. Right / Ms. Right
When you say this English idiom, it means that you want to find the right person to have a relationship with or if you’re already in the right age, to marry.
- Cynthia wants to find Mr. Right before she turns 30.
3. Get hitched
It means to ‘get married’.
- I’m too young to get hitched. I’m only 21 years old.
4. Kiss and makeup
I know this English idiom might sound very literal, but when you say ‘kiss and make up’, it means that you become friends again with someone after a fight.
- Marie and John decided to kiss and make up after a terrible fight.
5. A match made in heaven
Oh, this has to be my favorite English idiom related to love! When you say ‘a match made in heaven’, it means that a couple is perfect for each other.
- Daniel and Patricia met in 2003. Since then, they never parted. They’re really a match made in heaven.
6. Pop up the question
Okay, I have to say that this is my second favorite English idiom related to love. I mean, seriously, when your partner decides to pop up the question, it means that he will ask you to marry him! How romantic!
- Patrick bought a ring last night. He’s going to pop up the question to his girlfriend this week!
7. Whisper sweet nothings
Imagine this: You’re walking hand in hand with your partner in a beautiful island surrounded with nothing but nature. While you’re in the middle of your leisurely walk, he/she whispered those sweet nothings that you always wanted to hear! When he decides to do that, it means that he / she said something romantic to you that you couldn’t help but smile. Sweet, isn’t it?
- Paul whispered sweet nothings in the ear of his wife.
So there you go, folks – the top 7 lists of English idioms and phrases related to love. While I’m writing this, I’m thinking of different ways on how I can spread the love to my family, friends, and special people in my life. Maybe I’ll buy them some chocolate because after all, chocolates can make anyone’s day, right?
How about you, my dear ESL students? How did you celebrate your Valentine’s Day this year? Don’t forget to hit us in the comments below!
- Ancient (adjective) – Very old.
- Just my two cents (idiom) – To give your opinion about something.