sorry, duh. gotta agree with harry here. if you want a 'real' man, you have to look for a real person, not a myth. and anyone who is real and not pretending to be a knight in shining armor is going to want something more than an ego seeking rescue. sorry to be so blunt, since i know how debilitating living in dc can be. I humbly suggest you move to the mountains first and then figure out the man thing later. You are confident and successful, so you do not need the man to take you there and you shouln't choose the place based on where you think you're going to find said him. also, you will sadly notice that the Marlboro man type you describe usually is in fact either gay or seeking his counterpart, the hausfrau who won't challenge his status in the house or on the slopes. Either that, or you have to have reeeaaallly big boobs, in which case the idiot will put up with anything.
Stop it mom, I've got Coca Cola coming out my nose.