For the most part I find humor in everything. There's always something to laugh and joke about and since life's too short for trivial drama, it soothes the soul. So I go with what pleases my heart - laughter. I dearly love to laugh!
I have come to realize I only want to surround myself with good people who have depth, substance and integrity. So, it's important to me that the person I choose for a life partner have goals and a purpose but still knows how to have a good time in any situation.
I'm looking for someone who is intelligent and mature but isn't afraid to be silly. Life is a roller coaster and you'll have good times and bad times but when you have a strong support system and a partner you can count on, you know nothing can get you down and life will go on. An optimistic outlook on life is key.
I want a guy who knows how to show affection and knows how to treat a lady. I'm totally old school and can't have it any other way. He needs to be understanding, loving, compassionate and should be into simple pleasures.
I enjoy doing activities together such as cooking, exercising, walking the dogs, watching movies, lots of movies...I'm perfectly content with staying at home and making it a blockbuster night. Do they even say that anymore? Ha ha. I'd like someone who won't be afraid to push me out of my comfort zone. Sometimes, not all the time. I take pride in spoiling the person I am with so it's also important that he be considerate of that and knows to return the favor. To me, reciprocity is highly regarded in a long lasting, fruitful relationship. ;-)
I have a tremendous work ethic so I do work a lot and I have lofty goals so I would want someone who is a visionary and potentially someone to not only share in my personal life but be a partner in my professional endeavors, as well. I am very spontaneous so I am well aware of my limitations so I will take vacations when needed. And, they're always needed!
And lastly, I'm a serial monogamist so I don't date around once I find what I'm looking for and I would hope the person interested in me have the same views on that.