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    #1

    They were just pleased they could stop having to try

    I can't work out what the sentence in bold means. Can you help me?

    The men included a chef, a banker, a photographer, an engineer, a management consultant, and a novelist. They were just pleased they could stop having to try to chat up strangers in bars: "It's so hard to meet girls in London. Withspeed dating you meet 20 or 30 single girls in one night," said one man. "You can't talk to girls at salsa classes," said another. Matt, 28, said, "After doing this once, I got several dates. There's a good atmosphere; it's safe and it's really good. It's like being at a party with lots of single women."

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    http://www.ebah.com.br/content/ABAAA...ntermediate-sb
    Last edited by englishhobby; 15-Jun-2016 at 19:04.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: They were just pleased they could stop having to try

    They were happy they no longer had to try to meet girls by talking to them in bars.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: They were just pleased they could stop having to try

    englishhobby, please get into the habit of stating the source and author of the text you are quoting.

    Also, please use Edit Post to separate with a space the pairs of words which have been run together.

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