As far as dating goes, I'm not so much interested in sitting through a pressure-packed first date where we evaluate each other's odds of being "the one." I'd rather something a little more organic than forced, preferably hanging out with someone awesome, doing some exploring around DC, and letting things develop as they may.
I'm a pretty grounded, well-rounded guy and would like to think I have my act together. I'm responsible and serious when necessary, but otherwise prefer joking around, dry humor, and a decent dose of sarcasm. So pretty much I'm going to make fun of you sometimes and you should be okay with that because I'm expecting you to (figuratively) bust my balls on occasion as well.
The ideal girl in my book has a humble confidence, knows what she wants in a guy, appreciates the little things, communicates well, enjoys staying active with the guy she's dating, has a great sense of humor, loves dogs, and is unabashedly honest and genuine. A love of travel would go a long way - both big trips and road trips - as would her being a sports lover. Bonus points if she's willing to wake up early on the weekend, throw on a Liverpool jersey that's too big for her, and fall back asleep while she "watches soccer with me."
If it sounds like we're on the same page, say hey!