I understand what you're saying about being 25 and trying to attract the female's eye.
That's just normal for 25. The best you will do is use the bike for a "flirt prop" to bring
them to you and chat them up some and get their number. In most states you aren't
allowed to have more than one rider on these.
Girls are intrigued with things guys build expecially if the guy is cool and has good social
skills. If he's too nerdly or geeky, well there's always that little green eyed red headed girl
with the freckels down the block I guess.
But if you want that machine to be a chic magnet then you'll have to figure what group of
girls you want to play to. With that being an otherwise "English Bike" you could do a total
clean up on it and just find a tennis racket to pack along with you and ride thru the park.
You'll attract some girls with that. Or place a basket on the front and take pack with your
swim gear to the beach or pool. (and park far from the kiddie pool so you don't attract the
attention of little boys who want to touch things)
If you have something fixed up that really draws attention you'll likely draw in all those girls
who want to stand by something that attracts attention to THEM. You know the posers
and beauty queens.
You could always carry a sketch pad and pencils and attract some artistic girls.
But I think my best advice would be to just get your first build together and learn from it now
and stay with the board here and get a feel for what you would like to build next that could
be your statement about motorbicycling and your place in it. Could it be a cruiser, a board
track replica, something vintage, or perhaps a continental electric bike ?