I've always had genuine concern for others which--I believe--arises from growing up destitute and working my way through the ranks nothing by virtue of wealth and/or status. Overall though, I am received well by others, and value when others communicate with me informally, are relaxed and can appreciate my individuality. Additionally, I am not caught up in the 'vogue' trends I am happy with my Birks, jeans and flannels.
I don't really have a type, but the following qualities are paramount in a mate: goal-oriented, spiritual, a touch--if not more--of granola-crunchyish, fit, masculine, attractive, and healthy male who holds fidelity with esteem. Looks are an allure, but if ambition and achievement, an amicable personality, a kind regard for one's self, others and the environment along with physical and mental fitness are NOT apparent, then my interest dwindles at warp speed.
A guy who is complementary in a relationship and observes that fexibility and communication are key elements that make the years pass seamlessly is the guy I'd like to be eating dinner with every night, curled up beside or nature-tripping/hors e-backing with in a Hemlock forest.
A NOTE on FALLING in LOVE:
Ultimately, I would like to engage that special someone for a storybook ending, so I am a firm believer that 'stretching' oneself to reach new heights will optimize the search for such an ending. Distance between two persons creates a challenge, and one of many that I am willing to pursue, but distance doesn't have to be forever. And if it were easy everyone would be doing it, but it's not, and I believe that the challenge may just be what many need to reach their "happily ever after"....