I'm smart: I'm a published author (ok, i was second author, and it was a chapter on memory in a textbook that no one will ever read, but it is still a publication). I have a Master's degree. I was invited to speak at an international acoustics/engineering conference in Prague. I know all of the legal 2 letter words in scrabble (or I did when they were 96 of them. They recently added 5 more. "Za" should totally not be a legal scrabble word).
I'm attractive: I'm not a super-model, but I am also not obese (5'9", 140lbs). On good days I have a cute-ish face. I don't have any major deformities (i.e. large goiters, missing limbs, facial tics). I'm pretty physically active. I should mention that I fairly recently cut all my hair off and donated it to locks-of-love, but most days the short hair actually comes across ok...
I'm mostly nice: I tutor a fantastic kid (It is possible that I'm not very good at this, as I am tutoring her in 1st grade again this year). I rescue dogs with one of the local animal rescue organizations. After seven months, I am almost certified as a foster parent by Monroe County. I'll probably be (mostly) nice to you.
I have decent personal hygiene: I shower every morning (and sometimes at night too). I brush my teeth for the full recommended 2 minutes - every time.
Your mom might like me: Even though I am a computer nerd, I somehow learned all sorts of crazy domestic girly things when I was growing up (like quilting and knitting and cross-stitch). Moms often find this quaint and charming. Or, at least think it is better than the talents that your last girlfriend may have had (being able to burp the alphabet when drunk?).
I am pernicious, snarky, and pseudo-intellectual