While not averse to new platonic friends, I'm primarily here looking for a partner to enhance my life. As a result, I'm focused on people who are open to a long-term relationship at this point in their lives. I'd love to find someone who shares some of my interests and activities, but I prefer an independent person who also has his/her own.
I match up best with curious, well-rounded people who enjoy sampling a wide variety of what life has to offer -- from food to music to activities. I would like to have someone to go out with (I miss seeing movies, and having a theater buddy), but I also want someone to stay home with. I'm seeking a partner interested in occasional museum trips, regular couch cuddles in front of a movie, special-occasion nights at the symphony, and book-reading at night together before bed.
I'm a thoughtful, positive person, and I appreciate open, honest, kind communication. I'm close with my family in a healthy, supportive, and functional way, so I like people who are family-oriented. But I also understand that not everyone is blessed with the healthy family relationships that I have.
I'm never interested in being the smartest person in the room. I appreciate people who are curious about the world, and I enjoy learning from others. I generally get along best with those who have respect and appreciation for human diversity and are thoughtful and introspective about things like gender roles.