Intellect and sense of humor are important and getting mine off the bat is important.
I'm very politically engaged and keep up with all parts of my former DC life. L.A. has so many great things but I do miss some of the political discourse, daily debate, and engagement that come from living in that environment. So great conversation and curiosity is a must. If you're adventurous, sharp, hilarious, and can tell anyone when they are wrong, then I think there's a good chance we'll make it through the first cup of coffee without sprinting in opposite directions -- then go from there.