Do you feel better after getting this off your chest, as if we are in a first interview and you need to shake your nerves by being brutally honest?

We've been talking for a while, maybe even tried the dating thing, and for whatever reason, you feel the need to inform me (as if I didn't already know) that I'm intimidating.

I applaud your honesty, but why are you telling me this?

The same women who intimidate you have the same fears, hopes and dreams as you. They're normal, so stop holding them to some level that intimidates you; you don't know her yet.

Hearing, “You're intimidating,” directly from a man is not typically a one-time occurrence.

The world is full of “good catches” and natural born leaders. Please stop mistaking my not needing you for me not you.

These people have a hard time settling down because they want to be pushed and challenged, but they don't think it can mutually exist with love. The fact that I have all that going on and still want to make you my priority person should speak volumes.

The story behind who she is and the elements you find so intimidating are what you will fall madly in love with.

Her trials, tribulations, successes, the way she expresses herself, captivates an audience, works a room, shows compassion, stands her ground or maybe even how she writes.

Her story and character alone take the pressure off of you. Plus, if you're checking her out, you better believe others are as well. If you're constantly trying to better yourself and embrace a higher quality of life, keep reading.

The person who slightly intimidates you — because you admire her character, work ethic, strength, satire, step, drive, passion, etc.

If there is one phrase I'm tired of men dropping, it's, “You're intimidating."Before I jump up on my soapbox and make myself even more "intimidating," let me write a disclaimer: This article is not intended for the woman you are too afraid to approach.