As for my ideal partner, I don't think it is very helpful for me to say I am looking for someone that is really attractive, smart, nice and likes to travel. While that might be true, anyone who reads this will have no idea whether they are good match. Plus, it's just boring. Perhaps, a better way is to say I am looking for a someone who: (1) can engage in witty banter or is sarcastic . . . surprise, surprise; (2) is a professional or is in a career they like; (3) is feminine but not weak and submissive; and (4) likes live music -- I have seen Muse, Soundgarden, Dave Grohl, Coldwar Kids, Kings of Leon, Edward Sharpe, Capitol Cities, Imagine Dragons, Armen Van Buren, Fun, Moby and Neighborhood; and (5) is comfortable in a number of settings whether it be tailgating with friends at a football game, going out for a nice night on the town or having to be charming (even if somewhat insincere) at work functions. The one physical trait that seems to be consistent for me is that I usually fall for petite girls. Of course, none of these are hard and fast requirements or potential deal breakers. I guess it just gives you a better idea of who I am and who I am looking for generally.
Bonus points for those who are into live music, sports (Lakers, Kings, Angels and UCLA), Scuba (looking for someone to go to the Red Sea, Belize, Palau and the Great Barrier Reef with), the city of Paris (I am jonesing to go back), NPR, politics (I like discussing and debating, but I don't need to be right) and history (it's just interesting).