February is the month of love . . . but love isn’t something we celebrate for just these 28 days. Whether you are single or taken, you will find ways to use these love-related phrasal verbs!


Love-related phrasal verbs

Hit on someone

Definition: to flirt with someone; to make it obvious that you like them.

Example: He was hitting on me all night.


Hit it off

Definition: to like someone immediately.

Example: We met at a baseball game, and we hit it off right away.


Ask someone out

Definition: to ask someone on a date.

Example: He asked me out to the movies on Friday night.


Go out

Definition: To go on a date or to be boyfriend and girlfriend.

Example: We are going out this Saturday.

Example: We have been going out since December.

These two are GOING OUT on a date.


Hook up

Definition: to have a physical relationship.

Example: We hooked up, but we are not dating.


Make out

Definition: to kiss . . . a lot.

Example: They were making out all night. Gross!


Break up

Definition: To end a relationship.

Example: We broke up last week.


Make up

Definition: To stop fighting and become a couple again.

Example: We broke up, but a week later, we made up.


After you hit it off with someone, you’ll probably want to ask them out. Check out our list of Romantic Dating Locations in SD and SF for suggestions on where to take your love interest!