At any rate, here's what is captured in writing for me...
I'm a sucker for a good smile. If you enjoy sharing yours often and sincerely, that's highly attractive.
Overall, I think life and people are (mostly) good. I'm looking for someone who feels the same. I value honesty, laughter, having fun over looking cool, and being genuinely friendly to others regardless of personal gain.
I have a decent brain, and I enjoy using it for engaging conversation, my career, appreciation of art and literature, or learning something entirely new.
I have a child I adore. I share 50/50 custody, which allows for kid-free time to meet for coffee, enjoy a hike, etc.
If you strive for a healthy body and mind - that's great! If your only passion is visiting the gym, we're not a good fit. I like going to the gym - I just like exploring outside the confines of four walls and constant TV screens as well. Oh, and I'm taller than average, so a bit of height is nice but not required.
I like The Monti story slam, improv comedy, theater, and most movie genres (old, new, campy, cerebral, documentaries). Favorite movies include: Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Eternal Sunshine, Lost in Translation, Will Ferrell in general, Amelie / Jean-Pierre Jeunet in general, Wed Anderson, Seven Samurai, Miyazaki, It's a Wonderful Life, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Christopher Guest, Pedro Almodóvar, Triplets of Belleville.
My music tastes are reasonably varied, generally leaning toward indie and alt. A sample of today's listening: buena vista social club, the strokes, the killers, franz ferdinand, andrew bird, the shins, the fratellis, trash can sinatras, white stripes, black keys, avett brothers, phoenix, paul simon, madeliene peyroux, portland cello project, george winston, toots and the maytals.
I'm open to a long term relationship, though not interested in forcing anything. If/when I meet the right person, timing and intuition will flow naturally. I don't need a partner to define my happiness or make me "okay", but of course I'd like to meet someone and hit it off as friends or ideally more.