Now that he's dating Kimberly Caldwell, it may not matter very much.
But David Cook says he was never really a ladies man, lacking the confidence necessary to sweep a potential mate off her feet.
"Looking a pretty woman in the eye and convincing her I'm worth taking a chance on is different," Cook said recently, when asked to compare his stage bravado with his personal life. "It takes a specific brand of guts, and it's not the kind I have."
David Cook may not be smooth, but the American Idol champion wouldn't have to say much to win over most women.