Weeding out incompatible women.
Once you look decent, have a decent-paying job and a few decent conversation topics, you can begin the hunt again, confident that you possess the basics of what the average woman wants from a man.
But diving headlong into the deep end of the dating pool is a surefire way to get eaten alive. Certainly, some women are friendly, harmless manatees, but many are vicious sharks while others are merely merciless piranhas.
So you need a way to determine which is which before you stick a toe into the water and lose it. You need to get a vibe from a girl fast to avoid a lot of wasted time and money on ones who aren’t gonna be worth it.
And you can really only get that sense from either the sort of frequent social interaction with women that you’re not currently getting. Or the amount of keen observation that takes more time than you can spend before the cops show up and arrest you for voyeurism.
Knowing something about a chick — a little preview of what to expect in the future — would be nice, wouldn’t it? With that insight, you could predict personality conflicts before you lose half your paycheck to alimony.
Luckily, there are some shortcuts to sussing out the female condition. They’re not perfect, but they beat random chance.