Make sure you leave a lasting impression, starting with your attire. Body language is another important part of speed dating.Be sure to sit up straight, and rest your hands on the table.

It's difficult to gauge peoples' emotions through a simple email, so try not to leave anything to chance.

Be kind, considerate and respectful, and that your goal is to show the other person you genuinely want to get to know them better.

We matched at the speed dating event and I sent her an email the next day, but get no response. Jay: Joe, can you give me an example of your follow up email so I can see if I can help.

It is very plain and simple and their is nothing offending or problem with it.

Either way, the first step to a successful email is to sit down and think about the person you're writing to! It will spark the memory of your conversation and make them want to see what else you wrote... Don't go overboard, just something simple to show them you remember the conversation and are conscientious enough to care. You may want to hold off on asking them out, sometimes it takes people a couple emails to decide if they want to move to the next level of meeting for an actual date.

These are all valid and important points you should be aware of when coming up with the perfect thing to say... A form letter (one with no actual personal reference to the recipient) will immediately send the message that, you don't care enough to put forth the effort, or that you don't remember who they are. This will be their first experience of you outside your whirlwind speed date. This could be a reference to a movie you both liked, or something, anything you connected on that sets you apart from the rest of the people they met. Don't use this opportunity to blather on about yourself (that's what the date's for - kidding! Ask them how that meeting went they told you about, or how their friend who just had a baby is etc. The purpose of this email is to begin a rapport, not to divulge your innermost secrets or tell your life's story.Give her a quick follow-up call or email, just letting her know that you had a good time, and would like to go on another date.Keep it short and sweet, and start planning your next date!Use hand gestures occasionally to show that you are interested in the conversation.Stay calm and relaxed, and be sure to hold eye contact with the person you are talking to - do not lose focus and stare at other parts of the body - this will make the woman feel like a piece of meat, and she will feel that you are not at all interested in what she has to say.Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience.