I'm trying something different here :-)
I am not going to do the whole "My friend's would describe me as" thing because how we see ourselves is usually very different in the way others see us. I know what most of my weaknesses are and I do a lot of self-evaluation to improve the person that I am on a daily basis. I believe in treating people with kindness and doing things with love and positivity. Sometimes, yes, I hug trees :) I have had a lack of partners who have had positive outlooks on life and have found myself being the cheerleader time and time again. I would like a connection with someone who points out all the things there are to be happy and grateful for instead.
I don't have too many 'must-haves' when it comes to a potential partner, but I do have a simple list of three basics: a steady form of income, transportation, a roof over your head (I don't mind roomate situations, but if you are an adult and have been couch-surfing for a few months, um, no lol). We are all on our own unique journey and have overcome obstacles, however, my IDEAL situation is to have a partner who is not a 'recovering' anything. Someone with whom I can share a bottle of wine with and preferably NOT a vegetarian (I am not that evolved yet, sorry!)
We all come with a past so there is no judgement here, and I don't normally date men with children, however, if you DO have children and you have unresolved issues with their mother, that is not a road I want to go down, so PLEASE do not lie about the number of children you have or what your situation is about that.
p.s. I have to put this on here since it seems to be somewhat of an issue. I am 5'6, when I wear heels, which I do A LOT, I am a good 5'10. Height isn't an issue for me, so please don't exagerate yours too much, k? ;-)