Dating and romance

Here are some English phrases for dating and romance. If you would like to learn how to ask someone out in English, or are looking for some romantic phrases to impress your girlfriend or boyfriend, you will find everything you need here.

Breaking the ice

can I buy you a drink?
would you like a drink?
can I get you a drink?
are you on your own?
would you like to join us?
do you mind if I join you?
do you mind if we join you?
do you come here often?
is this your first time here?
have you been here before?
would you like to dance?

Asking someone out

do you want to go for a drink sometime?
I was wondering if you'd like to go out for a drink sometime
if you'd like to meet up sometime, let me know!
would you like to join me for a coffee?
do you fancy getting a bite to eat?
do you fancy lunch sometime?
do you fancy dinner sometime?
do you fancy going to see a film sometime?
that sounds good
I'd love to!
sorry, I'm busy
sorry, you're not my type!
here's my number
what's your phone number?
could I take your phone number?


you look great
you look very nice tonight
I like your outfit
you're beautiful (said to a woman)
you're really good-looking
you're really sexy
you've got beautiful eyes
you've got a great smile
thanks for the compliment!

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