The Campus Couples You’ll Meet in College

The Campus Couples You’ll Meet in College

Are you prepared for college romance?

There are many different types of couples you’ll see in college over the next four years. Just a few include – the “high school sweethearts” couple, the “best dressed” couple and the “activist” couple.

What other types of couples can you think of?

This ESL lesson will develop your English speaking ability and let you explore the college dating scene.

Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

Campus Couples 1

1. How can you tell they’re a couple?

2. What season is it?

3. Are they texting each other?

4. Is it okay to put your feet on public benches in your country?

5. Would you sit in this position with your boyfriend or girlfriend?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. What is your current relationship status?

Single, and not interested in dating
Dating one person casually
Dating several people casually
Dating one person seriously
Married
Other
Single, and looking for a serious relationship/marriage

2. If so, how long have you been in that relationship status?

0-12 months
1-3 months
3-6 months
6-12 months
1-2 years
Over 2 years

3. How would you rate your college dating experience so far?

I’m afraid/nervous to date again.
I’ve met some nice people, but I’m still looking.
There aren’t enough romantic prospects at my university.
I’ve met somebody fantastic and I’m in love.
Other

4. Where are the best places to meet someone to date?

At a bar
Other singles events
Through friends
Through family
Classes & Campus
Church

5. What’s the best way to for you to ask someone out on a date?

In person
Phone call
Text
Other

6. How do you feel about online dating?

I’m a big fan
I might try it
It’s creepy
I’ve secretly tried it
Other

7. What do you look for in a romantic partner?

Personality
Looks
Humor
Interests
Same major
Other

8. When is it okay to for you to get engaged?

After 1 week of dating
After 2 weeks of dating
After 1 month of dating
After 3 months of dating
After 6 months of dating
After 1 year of dating
After 2 years of dating

9. What things (if any) would absolutely prevent you from dating someone? (choose all that apply)

Appearance
Personality
Age
Race
Education level
Hometown
Weight
Religion
Choice of major

10. What lessons have you learned (if any) from your dating experiences?

Part III: Share Your Opinions

Campus Couples 2

Discuss the Photo

1. Do you think they met in university?

2. Are they waiting for their class to start?

3. What are they both looking up at?

More Discussion

4. How do you feel about couples who wear matching clothes or accessories such as hats, pins, bags?

5. Are men pickier than women when it comes do their dating partners?

6. In retrospect, is dating alright for high school students, or should they wait until college?

7. Do you think social media and online dating are eroding romance?

8. Are blind dates losing or gaining popularity in your country?

9. What percentage of college relationships in your country would you guess result in marriage and why?

10. How is your country’s dating culture different from the dating culture of English speaking countries?

Did you enjoy this ESL Lesson? 

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