I say, "Get as much long term happiness as you can." The best way to make that happen is to just be open to new a different experiences. One night I'm dancing my face off at a Justice concert, the next day I'm starting a new side project, or signing up for Improv classes. The things I do for fun, my friends and my life in are really diverse. I think new experiences and connecting with other human beings are the points to life.
I'm drawn to people who have a good sense of who they are and what they're passionate about. That's way better than having the same Ipod playlist or something. Besides that I find kindness, quirkiness, smarts, and not taking yourself too seriously to all be very attractive qualities.
Having a good sense of humor and an ability to be (at least a little) silly is seriously important. I love to joke around with people and have them joke back. See how this paragraph ironially lacks any jokes? That's the opposite of what I go for ;)
Disclaimer: If you're faint of heart skip this paragraph
I may or may not have a slight secret nerdy side. Maybe not enough to revoke my 'cool young-adult street cred', but I did study (and enjoy) math, love to read books, and my desk holds a cryptography book and a menagerie of figurines. So there's that.
Anyway, life is more fun (and meaningful) when you have someone to share with. My life is an adventure; it’d be even more amazing to share it with someone.