What I do like is creativity and knowledge. I love learning new things. Recently I graduated from ITT Tech with an Associates Degree in Drafting and Design. Now I just need to find someone to pay me for it.
I hate lying. If folks could just learn to own their bullshit and be honest with themselves and each other life would be a lot simpler.
I guess for the most part I'm looking for the same thing as everyone else. To find that someone with whom I can be myself(whatever horror that may entail). Intelligence is important to me. I'm a pretty smart guy and I'd like to be with a smart woman. I'm not expecting any MENSA members but I'd like to meet someone who can keep up with my geek. Humor, yes humor is very important. If I start doing Ricky Ricardo in the middle of a mall It'd be fun to have a Lucy along with who won't be afraid to join in.(and, yes, that really happened) At the very least, someone I don't have to constantly explain jokes to.
Kids...I don't have any myself but I have no problem dating someone with kids. And yeah, I understand that they're your life and that you're a package deal...just wanted to get that out of the way. Frankly, meeting someone in my age group without kids is only slightly less problematic than finding Shangri-La.
Independence. I'd like to find someone who has her shit halfway together. A job, a car, a home of some sort, and at least the basic bills kept up with. The idea here is that I'd like to find someone who wants to be with me rather than someone who "needs" me.
Oh, and I own cats, so if there's an allergy issue or just a general dislike, well..."Forewarned is Forearmed".