There are many men with profiles reflecting a person who travels extensively, is totally sponaneous, and might want kids. I'm more interested in someone who understands that parents have to plan, who appreciates different cultures and learning about and experiencing them in a variety of ways, and already has kids and understands single parenthood. Things can look a lot of different ways and there are no "absolutes," but I think it helps to have some life experiences and understandings in common.
I have a strong interest in music (would love to learn to compose!), and how art connects with the soul and community. I like 80s music (DM, Cure, New Order) and jazz, but my taste is quite broad.
I'm looking for an intelligent, kind, sensuous, athletic (fit and in shape), independent, and socially conscious man with integrity... someone who can look forward and isn't held back. I think I fit best with people who are open, self-aware, and are good communicators, and maybe less with people who are reserved or introverted. I'd like to get to know someone and, if things click, seeing where things might go. I prefer taking time to get to know the people I bring into my life.
Some of my dislikes about online dating (which I have not been doing long)... "serial daters" (guys who want the thrill of meeting "the next" and don't really want a relationship), angry or uptight people, photos that are greatly outdated or misrepresent what you really look like now, selfies taken in a mirror (so little effort to make a good first impression?), and spelling mistakes in a profile. I'm not interested in men that aren't honest about who they are, their current relationships (married or separated), where they live, or what they want. I'll be honest with you, but I expect the same. If you care about others and making this world a better place, then I definitely want to hear more about your interests.
If you live in the Bethesda/Potomac/Rockville/Kensington area, that's a plus.