So, I'd like to say that I'm your average 20-something guy... wait, no I wouldn't. I consider myself a pretty unique fella, but I can't really offer any good reasons why. It's not like I eat fire or can speak to animals... you know, things that really impress the ladies. I do think I'm an enjoyable person to be around, and I love meeting new people.
I've been around SW FL for almost 2 years now. After living in PA almost my entire life, it's a bit of a change of pace. It's definitely not the best area to date, particularly when looking for something serious. Fortunately, I think distance can be overcome when both people are committed. So I'm not limiting myself just to girls who may be close by.
Anyway, I like a lot of cliché things - like exercising, cooking, and traveling (stopped by both Japan and China recently). Hockey is by far my favorite sport, but the closest I have come to directly participating in it is occasionally doing some ice skating. I've been known to do stupid things to make people laugh. As far as education - I finished up a masters program at Penn. Ask for more details, if you're interested. I'd say I'm just better experienced than read about. Don't be shy.
Casual is the way to go when you're on a first date. No point in putting yourself in a high pressure environment. There is plenty of time later for traditional dates after you realize you like the other person.
Anyway, hanging out, doing something fun, and getting to know each other sounds so much better to me.