I think it was the fastest a speed dater had ever ruled himself out. (Even the weird-looking ones get a few seconds to confirm or disprove my impressions.) He was just sliding into his seat as he said, “You’re probably wondering why I’m staring at your nametag. It’s because 7 is a sacred number. Yes, the great number 7. It symbolizes completion.”
And now Speed Dater #7 is completely sure she doesn’t want to date you.