I like knowing the "back story" of how something came to be. I'm practical and ambitious so I'm usually "the girl with a plan." A good friend says I geek out on the most random things, I think this trait is almost a requirement in my profession.
I'm somewhat sarcastic but it's all in good fun. I smile a lot because it costs nothing and it makes people feel welcome. Spending time with friends and family gives me the warm and fuzzies. Overall I think most things in moderation are good for you. I highly value honesty and openness (keeping in mind that excessive earnestness is a bit dull if not suspicious).
As far as what I'm looking for, I'd like to meet someone who's curious about people's motivations and is willing to look deeper into things. I also prefer people who can and do ask for what they want/need. An appreciation for social dances is quite welcome. Otherwise let's all be ourselves and go from there.