What I'm looking for in life is to enjoy the experience and to find someone to share the adventure with. The best relationship in my mind is one where both partners support each other's goals and have a true desire for each other to be happy. Some people try to follow a script in life about how things "should" be, follow various traditions without question, and have the appearance of being perfect. To me it's way more important that a couple is happy with each other and meet each others expectations than to chase living up to other people's expectations.
I'm a pretty straight shooter and call things as I see them. When conflict and differences of opinion arise I try to assume the other party's intentions are good and try to put myself in their shoes before rushing to judgement. I'd rather people be brutally honest than to tell others what they think they want to hear. I'm a fan of manners, tact, and treating people with respect until they don't deserve it any more. I'm not a fan of manipulation and drama.
Personality-wise: I'm pretty easy going, fairly analytical, try to find humor in tough situations, when I make a decision I'm pretty determined to follow through, I'm individually competitive but no so blindly that I lose track of whether something is important or not, I'm a good partner when there is a common shared goal. I tend to be optimistic, but I do believe some sarcasm and cynicism are necessary at times. I tend to make big picture long-term plans, but sometimes struggle with the day to day short-term stuff.