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Finding pen friends (pen pals) or developing good friendships, either through online dating or talking with friends, can be an important part of a happy life. However, in dating relationships, what kinds of difficulties and problems can arise? What are the best ways to learn to solve such situations? What dating tips can you think of to ensure good relationships?
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Dave: Greg, greg. Where in the world are you? Hey, man. I'm in hot water, and it's all your fault! I thought you said Cindy was single and available!! Man, were you wrong!! You should have told me that your sis had just broken up with a seven-foot gorilla named Butch.
I mean the guy is huge, and he caught me dropping her at her place, and he nearly strangled me before I could get in my car.
Well, once I peeled out of the drive way, the maniac started chasing me in his monster truck and nearly ran me off the road.
I'm now hiding in the men's room of the gas station.
I should have stayed home and done the laundry.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What could or should Dave have done to avoid the dilemma he finds himself in?
Use the Internet to find a Web site that discusses (1) common problems in dating relationships, and (2) one or two specific ideas on how to resolve these issues. What is the name of the Web site? Are there any problems that might occur in some cultures, but not others? What solutions have worked for you in your everyday relationships with others outside of dating?