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    I'm willing to

    As far as I know, "I'm willing to do sth." can be used in formal situations to replace "I want to do sth."
    But is it also appropriate to use it in colloquial speech, e.g. when you're talking with a friend about football in a diner? Or while talking to a girl in a club to try and convince her to dance with you?

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    Re: I'm willing to

    I'm willing to is not a direct substitute for I want to. It means "I don't mind doing" whatever the subject is. So, if you tell a girl "I'm willing to dance with you," you're suggesting that you don't mind dancing with her -- with the implication that you'll dance with her regardless of her appearance, personality, odor, or other possible negative attributes. It's not a complimentary thing to say.
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