I joined because I'm curious about what's out there. Along the way, I've learned a lot about myself, from what I'm looking for to how I'd react to certain situations and scenarios. I've come to realize that I like people who are independent, smart, quick witted, creative, honest, and open minded. Granted, you don't have to have all of those, but at least one is nice. I've come to realize exactly how independent I am, how much space I need. I enjoy intelligence and wits a lot in a woman because its hard finding someone who can have an intellectually stimulating conversation. Creativeness is a huge plus for me, especially since I come from a music background (guitar for 9 years, classically trained). Honesty is another huge thing for me for the sole purpose that I do everything I can to be honest. Why lie? People will eventually find out the truth. Finally, bein open minded is important because I feel people should not only see all sides to a situation, but also understand why.
I've also come to realize that I'm a listener. I enjoy hearing what someone has to say when I first meet them. I've found that this is the easiest way for me to figure someone out. I pay attention to every single detail, from what you have to say, to how you say it. Unfortunately, this usually gives off the wrong impression that I'm quiet and reserved. Believe me. I'm not. It also, for whatever reason, pins me to being mysterious. I'm not hard to figure out, unless you're not paying attention.
Physical activity is important to me as well. Is it a requirement for you? Nope. But it is for me. I enjoy staying in shape and eating healthy, but I will admit that I'll cheat from time to time. It's good to have a cheat day when eating right, otherwise you'll be driven insane. Unless you legitimately enjoy all the healthy things you eat.