I’d say that’s about right. As for my chances of fulfilling those expectations on an online dating site, I’m not too sure, but what can you do. (By the way, I think I’ve noticed a trend on this site: I, too, enjoy long walks on the beach.)
In addition to intelligence and competence, there are several other qualities I appreciate in women. I won’t go into too much detail (you can probably speculate as to some of them). But in general, I’m drawn to women who are down-to-earth, authentic, and bring some compassion to the dinner table. I’ve been vegan for about 12 years, and ideally I’d like to find someone who’s not interested in cooking and eating my cat or similar sentient beings.
I’m pretty philosophical by nature, just self-destructive enough to keep things interesting. My “plan” for after college was to read poetry all day long and somehow find a way to get paid for it. Inexplicably, that didn’t end up happening. I now work in data processing (which fits my “scientist” personality type), and I actually enjoy it.
Another plus is that my job allowed me to buy my own place last year (I don’t know that reading sonnets would have gotten me there). So yes, I’m a homeowner. It’s pretty cool.
But I still read lots of poetry. In parks if possible.
And by the way, the username – not deliberate. I was just mashing 1s and 0s. I now realize that there's another 1010110010, on Slashdot. This 1010110010 isn't me. I'm far more interesting.