I am originally from London, UK, and moved to the D.C. area a few years ago after spending some time living in Nashville. I am a social introvert (INFJ), but I am very (overly) talkative when I am comfortable. I am non-spiritual, sex positive, and left leaning. I enjoy planning and preparing elaborate meals and cocktail parties. I am a big nerd with an interest in space and nature, and I would like to get out into the country more to hike, fish, and stargaze. I do not own a car which may be an issue if you live outside the reach of public transport.
After doing the online dating thing for a while now, I have come to the conclusion that the most important ingredient in a good match is something that isn't identifiable online: chemistry. Something about body chemistry and pheromones is hugely important in finding a good match that can last, and it doesn't happen often. Sometimes all the ingredients can be right but the chemistry just isn't there, and sometimes I can feel an amazing sustainable chemistry with someone who may only be a 75% match. That said, shared interests and such are obviously a big plus too.
I am attracted to extroverts, and introverts who present as extroverts. Ideally, I would like to meet someone who has a passion to share: somebody who knows what they want and has the confidence to say so. Who embraces my enthusiasm for life, but also has their own enthusiasm to contribute. I also want to find somebody who likes to be affectionately snuggley at times. Affectionately snuggley is a euphemism for building pillow forts, drinking hot chocolate, and watching Hanna-Barbera cartoons. I have also been on a big Disney kick recently. Shut up. Disney is awesome.