I've been in Austin around 11 years, with some major breaks to live in India, London, and SF. . .no matter where I am Austin always feels like 'home' although it's good to get away from the heat sometimes!
Recent events in my life have given me a new appreciation for karma and the fact that we our reality is what we make it. . .money is a necessity but not an end in itself. . .love is not something to be obtained but a gift you give. . .wisdom comes from experience, both joyful and full of sorrow. . .it is best to work and have ambition but not be part of the 'rat race'. . .and for all the thousands of hours I have spent practicing yoga, meditation, etc. etc., it never really meant much until I opened my heart. . .
I don't have any particular 'type' of woman that I prefer. . .you should generally have it together, be educated, open-minded, sexy, and romantic. . .and it wouldn't hurt to love the outdoors. . .
I also love someone who is open to honest communication in a relationship. . .sometimes things get dicey but I believe it is better to work through your problems instead of repressing them. . .not that expressing every emotion when it comes up is always right, there's a time and place for everything. . .but trust and open communication are fundamental to a true respect for your partner, and yourself in the context of a partnership.