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And who, if I may be so bold, do you hope to meet? If you're like me, you have a sense of the playful, loving companion who would complement you in both adventure and warm, harmonious family life. Optimism and a genuinely positive outlook are important, along with an open heart and a tenacious resolve in the face of adversity. "Work hard and play hard" applies just as well to relationships as to any other part of life.
Perhaps I'm unusual in desiring a dynamic, equal partnership. Certainly I've perplexed more than one woman by expressing interest without the usual macho aggressiveness. Playful banter and flirtatious double entendre are much more my style.
I don't eat meat, but am completely fine if you do. I'm spiritual in attitude, borrowing wisdom and perspective from Buddhism, Quakers, Unitarians, Christianity and the Ba'hai (among others.) Children are wonderful, and friends say that I'd be a great father.
I'm not much of a materialist -- my successful programming career has translated to long sabbaticals and chunks of time spent on personal projects. Family life requires financial security, but I'd rather have a month-long family vacation in Belize or New Zealand than a 10% larger house. Quality of life over quantity of stuff any day.
It's somewhat out of date at this point, but you might find the Is Ivo Perfect for Me Test interesting: >http://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-is-ivo-perfect-for-me-test