Hmm. Hard to walk the fine line here between self-praise and modesty...especially if I want to spare you the canned "most people would describe me as..." opening salvo.
Here's who I think I am: honest, loyal, educated, curious about the world around me, sarcastic, outgoing, pretty funny, compassionate and diplomatic. The good news is that there is also one thing I am very certain that I am not which is boring. (I could have just said that "I am interesting," but I think that saying I wasn't boring instead sounded more interesting, no?)
Lots of the above is thanks to some people (mostly my parents) who raised me and gave me opportunities and insights for which I am and will be forever grateful.
Anyway, enough about my lame, Lexus-like self-description and lifetime warranty. What I'm looking for in a match is someone who is with whom I have much in common, but who is still very much her own person and who can bring those experiences and uniqueness to the table (I'm willing to bring mine as well so it can be kind of like a pot-luck, I guess. Basically, I want someone to whom I am attracted physically, intellectually and emotionally and obviously, need that person to feel the same about me. If I knew any more than that about who I'm looking for, I wouldn't be single at 40 having signed up for another stint on this crazy site in an effort to avoid becoming Hugh Grant's character in ABOUT A BOY (which is a damn good movie, nonetheless).