This is recorded from the 16th century onwards, but in the 19th, the term started to be used for a redeeming quality in someone, which is felt to compensate for other faults.This rather dated term comes from the whore 'arranged in ...

2) True or False: the author thinks dating requires more courage nowadays.

3) According to the author, why is speed dating important in China?

Online, users post flattering photos (which probably conceal their major flaws) on their profile andeligible candidates as possible within a specific time.

These events can be massive in countries like China, where a nationally imbalanced ratio of men to women has intensified the pressure to get married by the right age.

It consisted of two glass vessels linked by a narrow neck, and contained a quantity of sand that took exactly an hour to pass from the upper to the lower chamber.

Originally it meant to escape injury to one's body, especially to one's back where one was likely to be beaten.

Both bacon and back are related to the same Old Teutonic word, and this is more likely to account for the expression than the burning of heretics or the preservation of meat from hungry dogs during winter in the days before refrigerators, as some have suggested.

Used literally, saving grace is a theological term, for the grace of God that allows sinning humans to reach heaven.

If you had her number, you could gather yourguts and phone her on her family’s telephone line, but you’d have to get through her father (or mother) just to talk to her.