OP, you're a handsome guy and it starts with your face. I'm partial to guys with short hair on their heads and don't have noticeable ear piercings and decent dental hygiene. Might rethink your hairstyle, I actually like to see your ears. Basically, we are most likely going to meet you with your clothes on.
I've met guys who got upset after I shaved my chest. Conversely, shaved heads catch my attention. If you don't have a forest growing on your back, you're fine. If you do, shave it. Takes a couple of months to reach forest status again.
There really isn't anything wrong with a trim around the fun zones and leaving it at that. You don't want someone to feel like they're licking a cat. If you have a forest growing out of your butt crack, you might want to do something or they'll need a map to find the important spots.
About 5 years ago, laser hair removal on my shoulders and back set me back about $6K. But, the real problem is I weighed 270lbs then. Needless to say, this treatment did not improve my...potential.
Search for hairy guys on other threads. Hairless guys aren't what I thought they would be after I matured a bit.