If i am to state the characteristics of my future partner...frankly i think the most important factors to me are not tangible. Preferably someone who is conservative and believes in commitment. Divorce is taboo in my culture..so its better to be single than to rush into a mistake. I look at the values the person lives by. Someone kind sincere honest is going to be different from the rich arrogant chauvinist guys i see so often. Easy going persevering attitude is very important to survive the cracks after honeymoon period.
PS. If i dont meet the above person im ok to meet friends.. since i travel quite a bit..just people to chat with and introduce their wonderful country to me so i know what and where to go as a tourist