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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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you make a sign that you haven't get a guy ~~

03:32 AM Apr 21 2009 |




I want to tell her, if this guy is your type and make sure this is a good guy, not playing with girls, don't waste the chance.  If you only want some Band-Aids, don't get to good guys, don't hurt them.


For me, if I hang out with guys who's not my type, firstly I need to make sure they won't be interested in me. I don't want to cause trouble, or hurt anyone. If I like this guy, I don't care it's a date or not for him, it is for me, and I would be very happy.


I'm not afraid to be hurt, I'm cynical, I'm ready for that, so I definitely can take it.  :)

02:56 AM Apr 21 2009 |



It seems like a sign last night,,
it’s wow~~

02:24 AM Apr 21 2009 |



It seems like a sign last night,,
it’s wow~~

02:24 AM Apr 21 2009 |



Wait and see if Dale will call Marni out for another date.

And observe the interaction between them. At the same time, 

I'll tell Marni don't think too much, and try to get quick

recovery from the last relationship with a new life. 

02:19 AM Apr 21 2009 |



Date is when you go out with a girl, or a boy, if you are a girl, it can be the beginning of a relationship.

01:42 AM Apr 21 2009 |

twilight knight



01:40 AM Apr 21 2009 |

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