If you can't tell, I say what's on my mind and I'm not subtle about it. Some people may see that as brash, but I'm not the kind of person who pretends to be polite. This way people know that when I say something nice to them, I mean it.
So what am I looking for in a date? I'd say the most important things are personality and intelligence. I want to meet someone I can see myself in a long term relationship with, not just another pretty face you'd see at a bar. I'd take the geek over the dim-witted supermodel any day.