Good relationship. Lots of stimulating conversations. Someone to drag me out to social gatherings. Making new friends through my date. Yeah, I want to be social but I am too shy. I am an Asian and real Asians never mess up! A former Marine Gunnery Sergeant told me that. I was in the Air Force, though.
See, I know that I have to lower my expectation a bit. But honestly, I have a standard because I am from a very large, extended clan that spans from a family of multi-millionaire(not mine, though) to a landscaper uncle. And yes, except for me everyone in my family is very racist and very Catholic. They will not tolerate me dating anyone 'lower' than THEIR standard. :(
I am fairly educated. Took me 15 years to get my BFA in illustration at CSUF though. Currently I am barely getting by doing extra work for TVs, films and commercials. The hazard of being an extra is that I am so used to beautiful looking people and my eyes get spoiled. I am not saying that I am a good looking guy, though. I lost 20 pounds for the last 12 months and now I weigh 185 lbs, BTW.
And I am preparing for my portfolio and financial aid at the trade school called Gnomon. It's a very specialized school dedicated for computer animation and visual effect. It would be awesome if I can date someone who has a career somewhat related to that. Currently I am making bare minimum amount of money but at least I can cook and do household chores. (and yes, I do windows when I get pushed hard. :D)
Since I am pushing 40 and my family has a high hope for me, I have to be careful whom I date. My family will disown me if I date anyone in dark skin color. Sorry, it's not me. It's my parents. I can't do anything about it because I am on my clan's wills and they will erase me from their wills if I date....you know. :(
Recently I got a huge crush on a Hispanic (mostly Caucassian) girl. I don't know what kind of family she comes from but she is a very gifted computer graphics artist and guess what, she's dating a wealthy businessman. :( It's always like that. Always. I am trying my best to shake off my jinx, though.
My family is Catholic, but I am leaning toward Unitarian Universalism. If I become financially independent, I might convert without letting my parents know.
See, maybe I am asking too much but I want to date someone tall, lean, intelligent, and gifted.