I'm proud that I have my stuff together, for the most part: good career, my own house, good health, etc. I don't need to date someone that has their entire life figured out, but I'm happy to be stable and have a trajectory for the next few years. That's something I'm attracted to in other people, so I try to apply it to myself. Life is too short to meander through aimlessly, or to spend with people that don't challenge you.
My life is pretty focused on getting my career established, but I've been warned that law firms can make people wake up one day, realize they're 40, single, and childless, and wonder why they gave their youth away to their clients. So I'm trying to-preempt that. And when I say I work all the time, that's not synonymous with making the person I'm dating a low priority.
(Actually, I usually get hair or eyes. And I'm told pretty frequently that I'm a good dresser. I'll take any of those three.)
And I'm all over the place with music. I love jazz, and Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" is pretty much a religious experience. But I also have a deep, abiding love for 80s hair rock, and the driving mix I've got in my car is plenty of Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Guns 'n Roses, and Cinderella. Don't judge me.
2. Coffee (no one wants to see me uncaffeinated--no one)
3. The gym/running/sports (if I don't exercise, I go crazy)
4. My J. Crew card (when the sales clerks know your name, you've got a problem)
5. My car (I love to escape the city sometimes on the spur of the moment)
6. See #2.