I'm almost 65 years old. I have never, even to this day, had trouble attracting the opposite sex. Why? Because I am always myself and I beg no one's pardon. That doesn't appeal to everyone. But, there is always a handful out there that appreciates openness. Those are the ones I attract.
I always see women as equals. Consequently, I do not treat them much differently than I do my male friends. Again, many don't like that. But there are those few who appreciate it.
My advice: go for the few, not the many. Those are the best of the choices. Believe me. You will appreciate them as much as they do you.