The primary goal in speed dating is to sidestep any meaningful interaction with another human being in favour of mutually fulfilling your body’s basest and most primal desires. E.g. Sex or Cheesestring.
With that in mind, you need to focus on how best to display your wares, or legs. It’s a bit like owning a fruit stall where all the bruises and worm-ridden holes are facing the other way, so all they can see is your delicious Cox or Pink Lady.
Here follows some practical advice:
The perfume section of a store is a lot like a public library. A library where they only let you take one page at a time as they look on disapprovingly. Either way, you can’t be legally denied provided you don’t go in more than once a day, so drop by before your date and sample a fragrance. I suggest erring on the side of too much cologne; ladies will be impressed that you’re willing to waste liquid that costs more than printer ink. However, if this sets off an asthma attack, she might not be the lady for you.
Because you won’t be spending enough time with your lady for them to realise you haven’t kissed a woman since your family reunion, don’t splash out on a designer shirt that you’ll only wear twice a year, it only needs to look expensive. Buy a standard shirt and attach your own label. Almost any Italian word will do the trick, but avoid familiar phrases like ‘Bolognese.’
It’s hard to explain, but ladies like men who chew gum. There’s something about a glistening piece of rubber being swivelled round an oral cavity that they just can’t get enough of. They find it hypnotising, like watching a tumble dryer, or the spokes of a disabled man’s wheelchair. In terms of flavour, I’d advise mint. I’ve found that when I lean in whilst chewing mint gum, the turn away rate is a mere 15%, against strawberry’s 23% and papaya’s massive 87%. I suspect that last 13% are just very polite.
Now these are only the preparatory stages, it becomes more complicated once you start speaking to ladies. I can only show you the door, you must walk through it.
N.B. You should definitely hold a door open for a lady, I forgot to mention that.