So first and foremost I'm reading profiles. What you have to say about yourself is great and shouldn't be overlooked. If you are just spending your time dating by pictures alone you only got yourself to blame for all your bad dating experiences. Looks are a bonus but they are not the deciding factor and if they are for you, please, move along.
I'm just really into unique interesting people. I want a main character in my life, not someone that is content doing what the rest of the minor characters are up too. I find different so attractive it often freaks me out. These kind of "lust for life" people that do it their way and the consequences be damned!
The other thing I'm really looking for goodness. And by that I mean people who want to help themselves and others. Intentional cruelty is disgusting. Same with selfishness. The world is funny and it's alright to laugh at the person that just tripped over their shoelaces and fell down...as long as you also help them up.
If I've messaged you I am truly interested in you and have read your profile. And if you are not interested I hope that you find that which you are looking for.