My ideal match would be a good communicator. He would possess a keen intelligence that allows us to engage in great conversation and that would that would allow me to learn and expand my horizons through his experiences.
He would be someone who understands the value of romance and passion in a relationship. Open-mindedness and a lack of judgment would guide him in romance and elsewhere. He would recognize that keeping those components alive are key to keeping a happy and contented relationship.
He would also value and understand the concept of personal responsibility, no victim mentalities please :) It is how I live my life and I value the viewpoint in others.
I have been told that I have a good sense of humor. Maybe my friends are being too kind, but I know that I love that in a companion. I hope to laugh -- a lot -- with a partner. I think that it is so important to keep a light hearted perspective on life, especially in those areas that one has no control over.
I guess I would consider myself a moderate adventurer. Can't say that I am ready to embark on a marathon on Antarctica, but I am pretty likely to pick up and go on a spontaneous trip to a distant locale if the opportunity arises. I went skydiving for the first time a couple of months ago. If a potential partner chooses not to share things like that with me, that is OK, but I hope he can support me and share my joy in overcoming fears and stretching boundaries.
For all my love of travel and new experiences, I can also veg out at home with the best of them. I enjoy cooking and entertaining at home, movies on the dvd player, and wine and conversation by the fire. I also like to curl up on a rainy day and read or watch a favorite TV show.
But, after we have checked off all the compatibilities, in the end, it is still about that elusive thing called "connection." I would love to hear from you if you think there might be more worth pursuing here. Best of luck to you.