I'm currently waiting for chicken to marinade in lime juice to use in chicken pesto aloretta, with mushrooms and fresh sliced Roma tomatoes.
Good food, made fresh, at least every other day if not more frequently.
When I want good conversation, I want it bad. When I am spooled up on a project, I tend to go real quiet.
How does this impact dating?
My girlfriend is making eye contact with someone she likes, finds attractive, etc.
Standard response: "No, you look at him, at all, and we've got Serious Problems. You're with me." Cue the plots to most romance comedies or "woman gets killed by jealous lover" Law and Order episodes. There's a fight, there's misunderstandings, there's guilt, there's shame, there's a whole mess.
My response: "They sound like fun. Can you do this without hurting them, or you getting hurt? If the answer is 'no', proceed with caution. If the answer is 'yes', go, have fun, use a condom and come back with a silly grin on your face."
This isn't to say I'd refuse to give it up for the right person, but they'd have to think it was worth the effort to convince me.
You're looking for a man who's interested in you as a person, not as a piece of arm candy, a quick fling, or another notch in the bedpost.
You've got a sense of humor.
You've got something you do that you're passionate about. If your life is built around "I work at something I can almost tolerate so I can party on the weekends." that says you're looking for something that drives you.
I'm supportive, I'm challenging, and I want to see my friends become the best they can possibly be. This means I'm always nudging them into things I think they'll enjoy. My greatest joy in life is sharing something cool with someone who gets excited about it.