You couldn't get a recliner to lay back more than me.
I'd like to settle down and start a family with the right person. But I look at deeper values than music, food, movies, sports etc. Superficial traits like that make for a fun relationship, but not a deep, profound, lasting one. I've also found most girls still want to date the "bad boy," lost, whose life she can turn around and mold him into the perfect guy.
I'm not that guy. I'm one of the Leonard Hofstadter's of the real world. And I really do mean that, my name is Leonard. With 3 engineering degrees, I'm well established in my line of work of construction engineering. I work for a highly reputable and respected developer/builder in NYC (the city just awarded us the Essex Crossing/Seward Park contract. Google it). So I'd like to meet someone with the same ambition and drive to succeed that I possess.
I put a lot of emphasis in fitness. Primarily, I run, ride a bike and do other cardio exercises so I can to keep my heart rate, blood pressure and weight healthy. I'm a blood donor, it's good for society and healthy to the donor. On top of maintaining physical activity is eating healthy. So I know how to cook, and am rather good. I'll take your favorite family recipe and make it just like mom used to! So I'd like to meet someone who is as conscious about their health and wants to live a long, full life.
Just as important as educating myself to achieve a stable job and keeping my health strong is having strong financial wits. I don't have the "instant gratification" bug that many people seem to have caught, nor do I suffer from keeping-up-with-the-Jones-itis, and understand the importance of maintaining good credit, diversification and paying yourself first. I want to be able to provide for my family and give them the fulfilling life they deserve, and I fully comprehend how smart financial decisions now will affect that opportunity later. As such, I'd like to meet someone who also has fiscal responsibility. I don't care how much you make, it's what you do with it once you have it.
I believe someone who shares in the same values as I do will have a similar personality, allowing us to have a deeper connection. As laid back as I am, I also see everything in a positive light and can talk to anyone about anything and cheer up even the saddest of days. I really get along with everyone. It takes two people to have a conversation. And to start it, all one of them has to do it say "hi."
So in the end, does it matter that I like suspense movies, and you romcoms? Or I like rock music and you country? Or we root for different sports teams? Not really. That's why I'm looking for someone with the same core values as me. If core values match, then getting to know the other stuff about each other is half the fun!