I'm smart and funny and kind, have wonderful friends and a great job, a satisfying life. I'm calm and easy to get along with. I have a tendency to surprise my partners, which is sweet and good and fun. I'm a good man. I like--really like--women. I respect them and value them and don't give them shit because they're women. Women, truly, are the best. I've heard men send women rude and unpleasant e-mails sometimes. What the hell is that about?
My experience in relationships has been rich. Good, bad wonderful, ridiculous. I wouldn't trade any of it. I feel fortunate for my experiences and the love I've shared. And I'm pretty sure nearly all of the women I've been involved with would feel the same about their time with me--though there are always exceptions.
I'm much better in person than I am online. Quick anecdote, as I find myself sometimes frustrated that I don't make a better impression online (I am who I am, though, for what that's worth). At a wedding recently the groom introduced me to an old friend, who he'd considered setting me up with. At that point, though, she was moving in a week to Southern California. We had a really nice talk and I realized that I had sent her an e-mail once on another online site. She said, "Well, that's clearly why online dating doesn't work for me, because that was a major missed opportunity." That was nice to hear. Point being...take a chance. Reply to me, meet me, you will be pleasantly surprised.
And indications in this to the contrary, I'm actually really funny and often goofy.