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    Need advice on how to express a thought, thx teachers! ^^

    Dear teachers,

    If a girl and a boy like each other and they decided go on dates. How should I express it if I need to begin with:

    A month later, they ( became boyfriend and girlfriend???). Please advise, thanks


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    Re: Need advice on how to express a thought, thx teachers! ^^

    You could use the American expression "a month later, they were going steady", but I don't know if anybody says that any more. I think it's very old-fashioned.

    You've asked a tricky question, because there are so many ways to talk about relationships, and they're all very subjective. Personally, I'd probably say:

    "A month later, they were a couple."

    But this has connotations that will be different for everyone. And who knows exactly when a relationship changes from "dating" to "being a couple"? Often not even the people involved can agree.

    I look forward to more opinions on this one.

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    Re: Need advice on how to express a thought, thx teachers! ^^

    They were an item.

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    Re: Need advice on how to express a thought, thx teachers! ^^

    Quote Originally Posted by Help Wanted View Post
    Dear teachers,

    If a girl and a boy like each other and they decided go on dates. How should I express it if I need to begin with:

    A month later, they ( became boyfriend and girlfriend???). Please advise, thanks

    Your version is fine.

    You could also say "were in a relationship".

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