Jen: Hey, so what's new with you these days?
Tina: Oh, not much. But I did start doing online dating.
Jen: Nice! How's that going?
Tina: It's like finding a needle in a haystack. I mean, they don't have to look like movie stars but I'm so tired of guys with facial hair—shaggy beards and bushy eyebrows. Gross.
Jen: So what are you looking for?
Tina: Nothing complicated. Someone with an athletic build, outgoing personality, and a good sense of humour. Shouldn't be too difficult, right?
These days: Lately; recently.
Online dating: Finding a love match through the Internet.
Needle in a haystack: Describes something that is difficult to find.
Facial hair: Beard or mustache.
Shaggy beards: Beards that are not well-groomed. Bushy eyebrows: Big eyebrows that are not well-groomed.
Athletic build: Describes someone in good shape who exercises a lot.
Outgoing personality: Describes someone who likes being around people.
Good sense of humour: Describes someone who likes to laugh and tell jokes.
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