It's not a "specific" thing that makes an attraction, it's the collection of several. There are lots of bonus points, and nothing is mandatory. Many things get my attention....guys that know what they want out of life, self-motivated types, explorers, curious and constant learners, and those who enjoy adventurous new things.
I'm in a technical profession and it tends to bleed into the off-work world as well, dabbling in all things digital and electronic. A confirmed gearhead comfortable with wrenches in hand working on a car and always taking things apart, even to satisfy curiosity on some occasions. Anything with spinning gears and lots of complex moving parts like a late 1800's steam engine totally trips my A.D.D. and I have no idea why. Preservation advocate with a keen interest in architecture and craftsmanship, but I don't care for the nostalgic angle oddly enough. I'm a voracious reader and keep up with politics and current events. Fiction doesn't do much for me though. My analytical side is always after just what exactly makes people tick. A fierce independent streak tends to get me in trouble.
Love to travel and seem to have ended up in Palm Springs and San Francisco multiple times in the last year. I don't really have a connection with Dallas and my job is completely portable, so I've been exploring other cities as candidates for an overdue migration. I have my short list in mind and in the process of downsizing so I can pull the trigger and make it happen.
I've in the middle of this kick to do all these unusual and adventurous things that grab my interest - like Bay to Breakers in SF, getting my SCUBA certification, even a few others quite out of the ordinary. If you don't come away with any good stories to tell, what's the point? Want to go on an adventure with me?