If I started over again, I'd either aim to work at NPR or would have gone to school for architecture or industrial design. But I went to a liberal arts college (grew up in the Midwest), spent a few years in DC working in politics, and now I'm heading into law. That's the short version, there's a long one that's much more interesting.
Intelligence, goals, humility, and humor are probably the most attractive traits to me. I think it's fair to say I have a bit of each. I like exercising, trying restaurants, finding new parks, relaxing with a glass of wine, cooking with friends, reading the paper (I try to be protective of Sunday mornings when the NYT falls on my doorstep), watching sports (football, basketball, soccer), getting out of the city, etc. I can usually make people laugh and I generally come off as an extrovert, although I have a deeply introverted side.
I'd like a hiking partner and am always trying to catch a yoga class. But I'm a student with a heavy workload and so finding time for these things can be a pain. The flip side of that is I'm not particularly needy and generally take things at a pretty laid back pace. It also means I'm not an obsessive outdoor enthusiast (Seattle, some of y'all are just too extreme for me) but I really like spending time in the mountains, on the water, etc. It is a large part of why I moved back here.
A few things I wish I knew more about, and hopefully will in the next 6 months. Wine. Calligraphy. Jazz and/or local music. Furniture design.