As a teenager, David had a short affair

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentences sound natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

As a teenager, David had a short affair with a married woman during a holiday, which affected him profoundly. They parted without ever meeting again.
 

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I would say yes.
 

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You could say that "he had a short holiday romance with a married woman".
 

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You might also consider "brief affair."
 

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Technically, if he was single and she was married, she was the only one having an affair.
 

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He was having the time of his life.
 

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The OP's question was "does it sound natural"?

I agree with Andrewg927:

it does.
 

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As a teenager, David had a short affair with a married woman during a holiday, which affected him profoundly. .

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I personally would rewrite that sentence.

At first, I thought that "which" referred to "a holiday."

Maybe something like:

"When David was a teenager, he was profoundly affected by a holiday fling with a married woman."
 

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Technically, if he was single and she was married, she was the only one having an affair.

I wouldn't say you need to be in a relationship to have a love affair.
 

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I would never call two single people having a sexual relationship a love affair.
 
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