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Double Date

Double Date

Date: Jul 30 2010

Themes: Romance, Toefl

Grammar: Definite & Indefinite Articles

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Finding time for your friends when you’re in a relationship isn’t always easy. So it’s great when you have a friend who is also part of a couple, so the four of you can go on double dates.

But finding the perfect pair to double date with is almost as hard as finding a perfect mate. In fact, it might be even harder, since there are four people who need to get along, instead of just two. Find out what Jeff and Amy think about double dating.

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Amy

Amy

Jeff:  Have you ever been on a double date before?

Amy:  Yeah, a couple times. Not an official double date, but I’ve had dinner with another couple, you know, that kind of thing.

Jeff:  Was it a formal setting, or was it a little more casual?

Amy:  I guess I’ve done both. I’ve just met another couple for a drink at a bar with my boyfriend, or had dinner at another couple’s place. I kind of like it. I mean, I think it can work well as long as everyone hits it off and gets along.

Jeff:  It didn’t bring about any jealousy? Like your boyfriend didn’t say, “Oh, they’re the perfect couple.”

Amy:  It has. There is always a little bit of that comparing, isn’t there? Maybe not from him. I’m probably the more jealous one of the two.

Jeff:  You think so, huh?

 

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Amy likes to go on double dates. She and her boyfriend have gone to another couple’s house for dinner and met another couple at a bar for drinks. She thinks it’s fun to double date, as long as all four people like each other and get along.

Jeff thinks double dates can lead to jealousy. One of the four people on the date might think that his or her partner is being too flirtatious. Or someone might think that the other couple is a more perfect pair. Amy admits that she is usually more jealous than her boyfriend.

Have you ever been on a double date? Do you ever get jealous?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have not been on a double date but  i think it is fun,and  i don; think i get jealous about them.

11:52 AM Sep 27 2014 |

hani1

Saudi Arabia

hi

12:19 AM Jan 23 2012 |

Kotisha

Kotisha

Russian Federation

Yes, I have been on a double date several times! Usually we met at a bar) It is a good way to celebrate something together! 

01:05 AM Apr 17 2011 |

kailash sayal

India

it is good and romantic

02:58 AM Nov 22 2010 |

kailash sayal

India

it is good and romantic

02:58 AM Nov 22 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hummm Here in Brazil is normal to hang out with a couple or with a bunch of friends….But I partucularly like to go out just with my girlfriend 'cause not always another couple has the same taste to do some things than us :) But as a breal from routine this is a good form to have fun with other people :) I never get jealous unless my girlfriend give a reason ;)

01:11 PM Aug 08 2010 |

miss blue

miss blue

Jordan

i have never been on double dates and some times "jealousy" appears cuz of someone special but i try as much as possible to hide it

=)

12:09 PM Aug 05 2010 |

kukuka

kukuka

Ukraine

Many times. No never, at least I can't remeber now a single occurence of jealousy on my part.

06:32 AM Aug 04 2010 |

merohan

Sudan

first i have to find a mate for myself then i can think about double dates Smile

but in general i think spending time with ur boyfriend or girlfriend is such a private time that u don't want it to be interrupted by anyone or anything but still u can hang out with ur friends but n't in " a double date ".

12:07 PM Aug 02 2010 |

sassou25

Tunisia

i haven t. and personnely i don't think that being on double dates can be a good idea, it can leads to many problems between each couple.

03:11 PM Aug 01 2010 |

Ozzalina

Ozzalina

Georgia

No, I haven't been on a double dates, but I think sometimes it can be interesting. You can have some kind of conversation with another people, I mean with another couple. It's not so bad, but of course, this double date will not be a romantic date, it will be more like an evening with a friends.

10:46 AM Aug 01 2010 |

anko71

Sweden

no, I haven´t , i think I wouldn´t want to be on such a date at the beginning of familiarity , later only with friends.

10:15 AM Aug 01 2010 |

anko71

Sweden

no, I haven´t.

I think I wouldn´t  want to be on  such  a date.

09:48 AM Aug 01 2010 |

rebel lee

rebel lee

China

When I was in college, my girlfriend and I used to double date with another couple. They were our friends. We knew them very well. So, there were not lots of jealousy. We had dinner together, we went out to climb hills. We had lots of fun.

But I don't think you should double date with somebody you don't know well. It could be a disaster. It's just like you go out for a blind date. You don't know you mate, you don't what kind of person she is. She could have nothing in common with you.

06:58 AM Aug 01 2010 |

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panyuwei

Taiwan

I think it's not bad. I had several double date experiences, share happiness with someone is good, but my girlfriend ane I have less time enjoy our romance.

05:32 AM Aug 01 2010 |

Zeerak

Zeerak

Australia

I haven't been on double date yet, but my personal view is that if you were on a double date, you would not have time for your mate. I think date is more for two people to share the time and romance with one another.

some people may not agree but this is what i think from my personal experience.

03:17 AM Aug 01 2010 |

hoodoo

hoodoo

Turkey

aaaaannnndd dont forget pairs mostly do like they are the happiest pair in the world but its not true.Everyone have problems but its up to you if you share or not ;) 

01:32 AM Aug 01 2010 |

hoodoo

hoodoo

Turkey

in my opinion its really weird to get jealous becouse you think the couple is a more perfect pair.I think double dates are mostly between people who know each other so in that case i would think they live there life and i live my life with my friend.why the hell i´d be jealous ??

01:30 AM Aug 01 2010 |

ciccleo

ciccleo

Brazil

I've been on a double date several times, because before I met my boyfriend I used to go out with my best friend every weekend and I didn't want to stop it, so, the moment I started dating I tried to find among his friends a boyfriend to my best friend and I got it! Now we go on a double date once a month. It's funny, but I sometimes get jealous, I think their relationship is perfect!

Of course it doesn't mean I'm not happy with mine. I just can't stop comparing lol

06:43 PM Jul 31 2010 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

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06:35 PM Jul 31 2010 |

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