You - Intelligent, witty, down to earth, affectionate and opinionated woman that accepts nothing less than being an equal partner in every aspects of a relationship. I'm particularly partial to ladies with interesting musical tastes, loves to travel (not in the touristy kind of way), has their shit together, and is not overwhelmed by thoughtful conversations (yes, I have had a date tell me that "your thoughts overwhelm me"). You appreciate fantastic vistas, and believe that the hike up the gorgeous hills is well worth the effort. Discerning tastes in coffee is a plus.
Me - Extroverted introvert (http://thoughtcatalog.com/jojo-adesida/2014/12/11-quirks-of-being-a-shy-extrovert/), former plant evolutionary ecologist now playing with digital representations of our world for a living. Intelligent, communicative, thoughtful, a little old fashioned (pulling out chairs, opening doors etc), sees beauty in small things in life, and treasures life's little moments with people I love. Not afraid of commitment, but is adamant that it should be with the right lady.
I think people in my life are more important to me than anything I could ever own. Experiences trump possessions. I love fresh air and long hikes. Sunsets and sunrises are awesome. I revel in a beautiful song, lingering glances of a dance partner and savor the smoky finish of a perfectly aged scotch. I believe travels should be long, lingering and immersive.
I enjoy making music, be they bluegrass, folk, Celtic, or traditional Sicilian. Music is my salvation, my way of centering myself and reset my perception.
I enjoy road cycling and a variety of outdoor activities (sea kayaking, rock climbing, camping). Much of these developed while I was in grad school, being a biologist and all. I still can't believe I used to repel off of cliffs and kayak among islands for work. Giving all that up wasn't easy.