Before anything else, you're confusing 'macho' with 'masculine,' the latter being a far more desirable quality than the puerile former, and I think you'll find most (grown) women to agree with this. That said, your very question is an embodiment of machoism and all its underlying insecurities- the fear of being seen as less of a man, and the need to do something in order to justify being one. Masculinity has much more to do with confidence in yourself than it does with forcing yourself into a particular skill set.
That said, should you break down with a date in the car, always pop the hood and pretend as though you know what you're looking at; maybe make a few clanking noises against something solid, ask her to 'try is now?,' and when it doesn't start, announce that it's within your power to fix it, but your trusty 3,000 piece toolset is at home (which you'll later amend to 'with a friend whom I lent it to, and that's the last time I'm ever gonna do something like that, especially since he already owes me 20 bucks').
'He traded sand for skins, skins for gold, gold for life. In the end, he traded life for sand.' Afari, Tales
Last edited by Paradox Lost on Jul-28-2014 at 00:11