I'm smart, educated, good-looking (even if I say so myself), entertaining and in-shape European. I'm a writer and an educator.
Sure, attractiveness is important. However, as they say, the mind is the greatest aphrodisiac. So I'm looking for someone who appreciates privacy and companionship, who enjoys reading and talking, film and theater, someone who is ready to entertain new ideas and who won't fall of a chair in horror when she comes across something unfamiliar. It's getting harder and harder to have intelligent conversations these days because people feel obliged to start screaming or marching out of restaurants the moment they hear an opinion with which they disagree. I have no interest in spending time with purveyors of politically correct bromides.
So ideas are important. Conversation is important. Spontaneity is important. Being unconventional is important. Being a non-conformist (in the best non-religious sense) is important. And imagination is important. They are bloody hard to find singly; in combination, they are well-nigh impossible. Oh, well, hope springs eternal.