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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

Devan

Marni

Marni

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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Discussion

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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akeli

akeli

Russian Federation

if a guy touches yr hand it can mean nothing at all-just a habit. if he pay for u-maybe he is a well-mannered?

08:58 AM Apr 23 2009 |

jona04

jona04

China

ask him directly

01:39 AM Apr 23 2009 |

ron1245

Israel

I think she should stop thinking and continue this dating thing (if it felt right). There's no need to determine what kind of relationship is this… She will find out later. (:

08:48 PM Apr 22 2009 |

joaco

joaco

Argentina

i think that when a guy likes i girl, he starts doing things like the things Dale has done. This is the way we have to analize how girls react and then we have an idea how to go on…..

07:05 PM Apr 22 2009 |

ciberd7

ciberd7

Brazil

It´s hard to answer a question like that, but I think She is a pretty girl and He´s totally interested in seeing her. Even if she has no reason to start a new dating she can´t lose the moment and find another soulmate.

What I think she can´t do is to be regreting and forget she is living and then she must find her way to be happy again!

01:44 PM Apr 22 2009 |

kisntel

Philippines

Oh yeah it was a date. With my recent relationship, I didn't even know that we were dating already. We had mutual understanding and stuff and when we finally get the chance to talk, we figured we were kind of in an "exclusive dating" thingy..

In their case, they should give it a try. Dating someone doesn't mean you're gonna be married to them or something. Marni could even forget the heartaches her former bf gave her and she could be having fun going out with dale. Besides, dating is actually a lot of fun.. 

12:14 PM Apr 22 2009 |

achf

Brazil

Maybe, Jason wants just sex. You never know what each person think exactly. But, in this case, it's probable that he is a good person to date her.

11:12 AM Apr 22 2009 |

mehmetd

mehmetd

Turkey

my wife say me while we were dating each other,ı behave her like a gentleman but after married that my behave changed her and not to erstwhile…ı think men  so care his partner initially.then they cant keep on this case..this is too normal..please dont let any woman expect same behavior from her partner consistently..this case is impossible for men:)

08:30 AM Apr 22 2009 |

Futuristic

Futuristic

Philippines

I think Dale is a nice person specially dealing with theior friends. I guess.

Yes, I've experienced that before but I'm really confused if it is date or just hung out but we go Dutch.

01:30 AM Apr 22 2009 |

mazin moon

Iraq

I think it was a good date and marni was hesitant , marni has a willingness to accept Dale but needs another date , her sexual tension was natural , Dale deserves another date because he gave her a good sing.

08:34 PM Apr 21 2009 |

Liaa

Liaa

Russian Federation

I think it was a rehearsal of date. Dale just  gets the lay of the land. Does Marni like hem? He did not know. Anyway it will be good for Marni to have a few dates. It will help her to forget about her recent breakup with John. She needs to fight fire with fire.

07:38 PM Apr 21 2009 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

Marni and Dale … may be they can be together  and show the mankind really happy couple!Wink

06:41 PM Apr 21 2009 |

shr6ya-ko0ol

Kuwait

ummm,,

i think i will tell her don't be quik just think first don't let anyone still your heart

i didn't hung anyone just my cousin last year because she was traveling and she came back i missed her so much.

 

06:02 PM Apr 21 2009 |

shr6ya-ko0ol

Kuwait

ummm,,

i think i will tell her don't be quik just think first don't let anyone still your heart

i didn't hung anyone just my cousin last year because she was traveling and she came back i missed her so much.

 

06:02 PM Apr 21 2009 |

blue_bear

blue_bear

Taiwan

flirting is a tricky thing!

04:04 PM Apr 21 2009 |

angelteer

angelteer

China

   as   usual ,it is  a workday  ,everday i am  busy  some  thing  ,day  after  day  ,i  kenn  to  learn  and  enjoy   new  or   special,but  i  can:t find  beautiful  thing .

03:52 PM Apr 21 2009 |

Naomi1010

Naomi1010

Taiwan

Yeah, that’s a good idea!! :)

02:22 PM Apr 21 2009 |

bartek

bartek

Poland

I think Janson love Marni and they'll be togehter in couple

08:40 AM Apr 21 2009 |

kim dong ha

South Korea

it really don't care,,,, the most important thing is you like someone or not…

07:36 AM Apr 21 2009 |

zhzloverzy

zhzloverzy

China

It doesn’t mean anything~~I always touch girl’s hands I am just caring to them!!!If dale as an American like marni…he will ought to tell her..

05:52 AM Apr 21 2009 |

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