What do you guys think of tough guys? Reason I posted this thread is personal. I spent most of recent years buiking up, learning how to box, etc so that I can be tougher. I did this for myself and not any other reason, honestly. I wanted to be able to protect the girl I love and myself from bad people. I wanted to be tough and not be afraid of anyone when I go out in the world. The negative side of this is that it worked. Most people don't trust me or scared of me now. It doesn't feel good now cause its hard to get people to trust me and make people feel secure around me. The girl I pursue for the last month just told I look like a serial killer and that she doesn't trust me. That hurts a lot. It was the most hurtful thing any girl has said to me in a very long time. The problem is that I like who I am. I like walking down the street knowing that people will think twice before messing with me. I like being tough and strong and masculine. I like being able to pick up heavy objects and I like knowing that I'm strong, a man's man. However, come to realize it's not popular with the ladies. The pretty ones seems to like only the regular guys. The handsome face, skinny arms and legs, guys who can't protect their woman from bad people. Any thoughts on this situation?