Just want to make sure I don't say something silly or nonsense. I am not a native speaker and the expression "have fun" is translated as "have fun" in all other language but in English is means let's have sex! Can someone give me the context of what this statement "Let's meet so we can get a better feel for each other" implies?


  • Maybe I'm behind the times, but I've never heard that have fun is a euphemism for sex.
    – Barmar
    Feb 13, 2015 at 8:14
  • A better way to say that would be so we can get to know each other.
    – Barmar
    Feb 13, 2015 at 8:15

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Some would say, half seriously, that everything translates to, "let's have sex" in the US. But they would be half wrong! In the dating context you describe ""Let's meet so we can get a better feel for each other" is most likely innocent of that charge and is a very common expression where the word "feel" means: to sense or perceive. So the import of the sentence is something like this: Let's meet so we can get to know each other better. In other words, let us spend some time together so we can each get an improved understanding of each other. Could be the start of something beautiful! Best of luck. :-)

Feel verb: feel; 3rd person present: feels; past tense: felt; past participle: felt; gerund or present participle: feeling

1: be aware of (a person or object) through touching or being touched. "she felt someone touch her shoulder"

synonyms: perceive, sense, detect, discern, notice, be aware of, be conscious of



The phrase get a feel for is an idiomatic usage that means

Familiarize oneself with: you can explore to get a feel of the place

Oxford Dictionaries Online

The word feel has numerous meanings as both a verb and noun, many of them unrelated. This is just one of them. As you become more proficient in English, you will get a better feel for these nuances.


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