Robert Heinlein included a bit character in his novel Friday known as "The World's Foremost Expert on Absolutely Everything." As soon as I read about him, I wanted to be him. My continuing quest is to learn everything about everything.
My friends won't play Trivial Pursuit with me anymore.
Considering that the same issue has ended my last two relationships, let me be up front about this: I do not like kids. I do not want kids. I will not change my mind about this after we've been dating for a while. If your goal here is to find somebody to breed with, I'm not the droid you're looking for.
I have a weakness for petite brunettes in glasses (blame my early programming), but other than that, I don't really have a type. My former girlfriends have run the gamut from Tinkerbell to Amazon and blonde to black. Intelligence is a must, and education (not necessarily formal) is a requirement. My best friend is quite well educated despite dropping out of college halfway through a fine arts degree.
I Just moved out to Skokie and work in the Loop. If you are based out of the South Side or south/western suburbs, distance becomes an issue. I have been contacted by two women recently who each lived more than an hour away from me, and that fact alone took them out of the running.