If you are one of the few women who read profiles...thank you for proving that this is more than just a beauty contest. I know that you expect to be chased. Online dating is a bit different though. Every girl that is even remotely attractive gets flooded with messages. This forces men to message large numbers of women, with generic questions. Be proactive, message the ones you like. Unfortunately, polite men like myself get lost in the mix with the shirtless cavemen who say "hey" or "your hot" (spelling mistake intended). Women can do anything men can do right??? PROVE IT!
I don't think dating should be stressful. Leave your prejudice at the door and be positive. Nobody ever grows inside their box (aka the comfort zone). The only way we learn about ourselves is when we do things that we have never done before.
I'm a very open minded guy, but when I believe in something, your debate skills will have to be excellent to change my mind :). I don't have rules or checklists. I truly believe that the girl for me is not who I would expect.
Right leaning, gun toting, christian (definitely a work in progress) nice guy, but NEVER the stereotype of them, quite the opposite in fact.
I like to go for low pressure situations. Coffey, adult beverages, the comedy club or something similar. Most women are cool with this, the others want a romantic fantasy on the first date. I really enjoy squiring a lady about town and spoiling her rotten, but the gestures and tradition mean much more when there are feelings involved. I'm just as content staying home for some one on one time watching a movie, or just talking till we're blue in the face.