In a nutshell I consider myself a "girl next door" type with an edge. I'm very driven and believe in working hard to get what I want.
As far as my job goes I love what I do, have my own place, and 100% support myself and in that I feel successful. In a partner I am looking for someone that is also financially independent and stable. A man with a strong work ethic,
I am very family oriented, they live close and I spend a lot of time with them so in a partner i'd be looking for someone with strong family values that wouldn't mind spending time with my large extended family from time to time. I am also very affectionate so someone that is the same is a huge plus. I'm very affectionate, and yes i'm a fan of PDA (just not "over the top make other people uncomfortable" PDA, lol).
Not to sound cliche, but honesty is quite possibly the single most important thing in a relationship. I think that if you don't have honesty you don't really have a relationship so that, obviously, is a must. Being able to compromise is also a biggie.
I can be kind of stubborn, but have a fabulous sense of humor and am not too proud to make fun of or laugh at myself. Having a good sense of humor and being able to dish it out and take it is very attractive to me. I think everyone needs laughter and sarcasm in their lives :)
I don't have kids but I like kids and understand that a lot of men around my age do have children and am definitely ok with that.
In a relationship you need to sometimes make time for each other (especially when you have a crazy work schedule like mine). It's nice to have an equal blend of together time and time for yourself with your own hobbies and passions. Similar interests are great, but i'm also always trying to find new and interesting activities to try.
I wouldn't consider myself a health freak but I do prefer to eat healthy 90% of the time. My job keeps me very active, and I try to get to the gym at least 3-4 times a week for cardio and resistence training.
I tend to take things slow and don't just jump headfirst into the relationship pool...but at the same time, as we all know, chemistry is a main key in a successful relationship and I believe you can only truly gage chemistry when you meet someone face to face. That being said, if we talk for a couple days on here and mutually hit it off I am not opposed to some light phone conversation and then meeting out for coffee or a drink. It's either there or it's not so better to find out sooner than later right?