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Was It a Date?

Was It a Date? English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Apr 21 2009

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense


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Dating one of your friends can be confusing. Even if you’re both available and attracted to each other, it can be hard to know what the other person wants.

Marni and Dale are new friends. They haven’t hung out enough to know how the other one usually acts. So when Dale gets a little touchy-feely, Marni wonders if he wants more than just friendship. Watch her and Devan try to figure it out.

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Devan:  So, what’s new in the life of Marni? We haven’t talked since the whole John breakup hardly. Are you seeing anyone? Any prospects?

Marni:  Well, interestingly enough, I am not sure if I went on a date or not recently.

Devan:  What? With who?

Marni:  You know that guy, Dale?

Devan:  Yeah, yeah.

Marni:  We met him at the bar a few weeks ago and yeah it was…I don’t know…The other day…We’ve been hanging out so I didn’t really think anything of it, but we went out for coffee and he insisted on treating me. I just thought we’d go Dutch, but he bought me coffee and there was a lot of gentle touches and he seemed very attentive.

Devan:  So, like, the unnecessary arm touching…

Marni:  Yeah. Yeah, where you’ve just kind of got this vibe and…I don’t know…

Devan:  Was the conversation good?

Marni:  It was. We had a really good conversation. I feel like we always do have a good conversation, but, yeah, it just, he seemed generally interested and really attentive.

Devan:  And how do you feel about him, do you feel like there’s chemistry there?

Marni:  I don’t know. I kind of felt like…I never really felt like that before, but I felt like, God, when we were talking, I was maybe sensing some sexual tension or something. I don’t know. Am I crazy?

Devan:  That’s exciting!

Marni:  Is it exciting? Or am I just making this up because…

Devan:  No, I think that’s definitely a good sign. Those are all signs that I had from Jason.

Marni:  Yeah?


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Marni tells Devan that when she and Dale were hanging out the other day, he kept touching her arm. It could mean nothing, but it could also mean he likes her. He also paid for the coffee.

It sounds like Marni would be happy if Dale wanted to date her. Well, actually it sounds like she hasn’t thought about it too much. She is still hurt about her recent breakup, and it’s just so surprising.

Devan says she doesn’t think Marni is imagining things. She thinks Dale likes her. But what does Devan know? She only got together with Jason because he lost his memory!

What would you tell Marni? Have you ever hung out with someone and not known if it was a date or not?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

to my mind she shoulden’t think its a date because there are some possiiities that it’s not.so i suggest her first of all to be honest with herself ,if she really likes to be on date with him try to know him more , hang out more with him, if there is a sexual tension it will be known soon

09:06 PM Nov 16 2014 |




to stay with someone to share our feelings. just like to become strached out with sahring there words… may be to have cup of cofee… lolz.. :)

07:24 AM Jul 06 2013 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ofcourse , it was a date exciting one,,what i had and experianced before..hehe Smile

09:29 AM Mar 18 2011 |

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Kiss Hi there! let's just learn English, it's fun!

02:16 AM Aug 12 2010 |




07:56 AM Jul 09 2010 |



Iif she flet she was just comfortable while she was talking to him, then i advice her to continue and see him over and over again. regardless if it is a date or not , after that every thing will finally be clear .

I have never date any body ,that because of our religion.please correct my English i would like to improve it help , help  

11:36 AM Jun 28 2010 |




I hope to date with him a day.

09:04 AM Mar 01 2010 |

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11:55 PM Jan 19 2010 |



no but one day i hope i will be cause im really fell apart

04:50 PM Jan 16 2010 |



Sri Lanka

Hey guys, isn't it incorrect to say  "She and Marni haven't hardly talked."? I think it should be corrected as "She and Marni have hardly talked."<!-Session data->

04:03 PM Nov 03 2009 |




02:08 PM Nov 03 2009 |



let's learn english

02:04 PM Nov 03 2009 |




i like someone beside me to attent a party.I never find that someone.Who will be there?


03:21 AM Oct 23 2009 |



Weel, No, i havn't.. But i don't like that situation that you don't know if it was a date or not, but maybe it will exciting if something like that happen..

08:54 PM Oct 07 2009 |


Russian Federation

meeting  with a girl-friend or boy-friend

07:57 PM Aug 20 2009 |

Cool English Teacher


Trah lah lah…So exciting… I desperately want to go on a date with a special guy… I'm serious, and I'm needy…lololololololSurprised

07:31 PM Aug 20 2009 |



United States

So there is this game Saturday Night and I was wondering if you would like to go out with me?

09:25 PM Aug 10 2009 |


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sure it was Smile

11:24 AM Jul 29 2009 |

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