Kevin: I know a lot of people are doing it, but I’m not so sure about trying an Internet dating service.
Eun: What do you have to lose? This website says that it screens all of its members. Let’s look at some of the profiles.
Kevin: All right. We have to select the criteria for a search. Let’s see...gender – “female”; location – “Los Angeles”; age range – “26 to 35.”
Eun: Wow, you got 243 hits. I think you’d better narrow down the search criteria.
Kevin: Okay, I’ll search for people who live within a 50-mile radius. That gives us 72 hits.
Eun: Click on that one. Let’s see. This woman is 29 and she’s an accountant. She’s very pretty.
Kevin: Do you think people would upload any photos that weren’t flattering?
Eun: Still, I think she’s promising, don’t you? Anyway, who doesn’t tell a few white lies in their dating profile? It’s not like you’re misrepresenting yourself. If you sign up for a trial membership, you’ll have to do the same thing.
Kevin: Will I? What will I need to lie about?
Eun: Nothing, nothing. You’re perfect just the way you are.
1. Internet dating service 网上约会服务
2. What do you have to lose? 你会失去什么呢？
3. Screen v.筛选
4. profile n.个人信息
5. criteria n.标准
6. search n.研究
7. age range 年龄范围
8. hits 此处指搜索结果
9. narrow down 缩小范围
10. radius n.半径
11. flattering a.讨人喜欢的
12. promising a.有希望的，有指望的
13. white lies 善意的谎言
14. misrepresent v.歪曲
15. trial membership 临时会员