I'm funny (though you wouldn't know it from this intro) and smart, and maybe more serious than most -- some say "intense", but I prefer to think of it as "dedicated". If it matters, I'm an ivy-educated professional, and I'm told I have nice hands. (And on that subject, I can't change what's on top, but the beard's negotiable. We hit it off and you don't like it? It's gone overnight.)
I'm attracted to an independent woman who does great on her own but really thrives with a partner -- a complex, thoughtful, committed person who sees her relationship not as a refuge from the world but as a safe harbor from which to go out into it. Someone who needs a little support for her big ideas and finds it most in me.
Chagrined as I am that this is how it's done these days, if I can fall in love with someone who loves me back, it will enrich everyone we know. That's worthwhile, don't you think?