The most important trait I'm looking for in a woman is for her to be loving. In the long term, I find it very hard to feel a connection to people who are cold. Meanness, of course, is even worse. Even shyness has been a problem in some relationships I've had. (I have to admit, I'm shy in some situations, but I'm pretty good at overcoming it.) Another important trait is open-mindedness. Really, I think most people are open-minded when they try. But, I can be pretty quirky, and I think people without a moderately open-mind have trouble seeing past that. Luckily, I think most of the closed minded people in the world are men. If you look carefully at my profile, I'm sure you'll find a detail or two that would create problems for a closed minded person.
At the risk of being closed minded myself, I have to say that one problem several women I've dated have had is, how else can I say this, craziness. Whether it was the one who told me on our second date that she'd made the mistake of sleeping with her ex-boyfriend after our first date (Should have kept that to herself, although I was kind of getting the feeling that she wasn't quite for me anyways.) or the one who flipped out when I said "that feels good" as she rubbed my back, craziness is hard to deal with. Last, but not least, is responsibility. As my "Details" section points out, I'm unemployed right now, and some might say, that excludes me from the "responsible" category, but I've accomplished some important things in my life already, and I'm taking care of my son, paying my taxes, and working hard to find another good job. I expect the same basics from a woman.
I'm afraid what I've written might not sound very romantic, but I'm trying to give you the information you need. Love is a many splendored thing. Is that better? I suppose you're wondering what I have to offer in exchange. I've already tried to make the case that I'm responsible. You'd probably have to know me for a while to be convinced I'm not crazy, but I've never been in a mental hospital or jail. I hope that helps. The same probably goes for my open-mindedness. But, I'm a Christian who votes democrat. That takes a little open-mindedness, doesn't it? I love my son with all my heart, and could do the same for you.
Of course, you probably have your own criteria. Let me think. Maybe you want fun, rich and handsome? I put up my picture, so you can judge for yourself about handsome. I'm working hard on rich. I enjoy hiking, reading, and spending time with friends, both new and old. Does that help with fun? I'm trying to remember that joke that proves fun beyond question and will post it as soon as I do.