Love is in the air!


A: Hey, good-looking. I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?
B: I know you’re hitting on me, but I’m married.
A: I don’t mind. I’m new to the city. Could you give me the directions to your apartment?
B: Perve!


To hit on someone (pv) – to flirt with someone, to show romantic interest.
I don’t mind (e) – a more polite way to say I don’t care or it doesn’t matter.
A perve (s)(n) – short for pervert, someone whose sexual behaviour is abnormal or unacceptable.

A: She has a crush on him. She dreams about him all day and she’s very shy around him.
B: He’s quite a catch. Smart, handsome and kind.
A: I hope she has the courage to ask him out. I heard he has a thing for blonde girls.


To have a crush on someone (i) – to like and have strong romantic feelings for someone, usually with someone you don’t know very well and for a short time.
A catch (s)(n) – someone who has many great relationship qualities, someone who you think is very attractive (not just appearance), rare and special.
To ask someone out (pv) – to ask someone to go out on a date.
To have a thing for someone/thing (i) – to like or be attracted to something or someone.

A: I can’t believe she’s going out with him. He’s butt-ugly and broke. I would never date him.
B: Never say never. I heard she’s crazy about him, and they’re planning to settle down.
A: Seriously? Impossible!
B: Maybe it’s because beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


To go out with (someone) (pv) – to date or have a romantic relationship with someone.
Butt-ugly (s)(adj) – super ugly.
Broke (s)(adj) – poor.
Never say never (e) – you should never say never because anything is possible in the future.
To settle down (pv) – to live a quiet, steady life by getting a regular job and have a regular routine (especially after getting married).
To be crazy about someone/something (e) – to really love something or someone.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (p) – beauty is subjective, it is different for different people. What I think is beautiful may not be beautiful for you.

A: How did your parents meet? Was it love at first sight?
B: It was! They met at a bookstore. My mother asked my dad what he was reading and they fell head over heels with each other immediately. They tied the knot after dating for 3 months. It was very fast but they were really in love.
A: That’s a very romantic story!


Love at first sight (i) – a strong feeling of love when you first meet someone.
To fall head over heels with (someone) (i) – to fall deeply in love with someone.
To tie the knot (i) – to get married.

A: John dumped her. She broke down in front of me. I had to get her so many tissues. She wouldn’t stop crying. It was really painful.
B: Ah, poor thing. So they broke up?
A: Yes, unfortunately. But don’t worry, there are plenty of fish in the sea. She will meet someone new soon.


To dump someone (s)(v) – to end a relationship with someone.
To break down (pv) –to lose control of your emotions, experience emotional stress, often crying.
Ah, poor thing (e) – used to express sympathy.
To break up with someone (pv) – to end a relationship with someone.
There are plenty of fish in the sea (p) – there are many other guys and girls in the world.

A: I met a really beautiful woman last night. We really hit it off. We talked about art, culture, and movies all night. I feel like I’m falling in love with her.
B: I’m happy for you. Did you hook up with her?
A: A gentleman doesn’t kiss and tell.


To hit it off with someone (pv) – to quickly become friends with someone, to have great chemistry with someone after the first meeting or first few meetings.
To hook up with someone (pv)(s)(strong) – to kiss or have a sexual relationship with someone.
To kiss and tell (i) – to discuss private information about someone or something with other people.

PEPSI Discussion Questions

  1. How do people hit on others? What kind of body language do they use? What would you do if someone you’re not attracted to, hits on you?
  2. When you were young, did you have a crush on anyone? A teacher, famous celebrity, idol?
  3. What kind of person would be a catch for you? What kind of qualities would she or he have?
  4. What do you have a thing for (appearance, habits, personality, …)?
  5. Would you date someone who is butt-ugly and broke but has a great personality that you love?
  6. At what age do you want or did you to settle down? How did your life change?
  7. Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you experienced it, with who? What’s your ideal type?
  8. When did you fall head over heels with your current partner?
  9. At what age do you want to or did you tie the knot? How many children do you want or do you have?
  10. In all your past relationships, did you do the dumping or did you get dumped? How do you feel when you break up with someone (be specific)?
  11. Do you think ‘there are plenty of fish in the sea‘ is good advice?
  12. Tell me about someone you hit it off with.
  13. In the US, casual hookups (one night stands) are becoming more and more common. What do you think about this change? Is it common in your country?
  14. Who kisses and tells more, men or women? Why do people kiss and tell?