English for dating online – 6 Minute English

What sort of language gets used for dating online, and what new language is emerging? Sam and Roy talk about this topic and teach you related vocabulary.

This week’s question
According to research, what do men tend to lie about in their dating profile?
a) their hair
b) their height
c) their age
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
dating profile
brief written description of yourself which you hope will attract a romantic partner

deceptive
making you believe something that is not true

hanging out
spending a lot of time with someone, often friends

walking a fine line
finding a balance between opposing ideas, or between two sides so as not to annoy either side

catfishing
trying to attract someone by pretending to be someone else on social media

wokefishing
pretending to share the same political and social opinions as a person that you are attracted to

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