I am intelligent (obviously), compassionate, caring, sensitive, financially independent, non-abusive, and generate sex-appeal, according to some sources. I should also mention that I used to be conceited, but now I'm perfect. I like to travel and have company on cold winter nights and to share experiencing new places. My romantic nature speaks for itself. I am a late-nighter. Added to the list of desirable characteristics (so I'm told) is the fact that I am a courteous and sensitive person, and I believe in doing things the right way, rather than the fast way. I like to plan my time to make the most of my days. I think "carpe diem" is appropriate here. I consider myself to be mostly logical, preferring to trust my reason more than my emotions. That way I avoid landing with both feet firmly in the air. Mutual respect is an often rare and desired quality which turns me on. I strive to be sincere with my family and friends,sometimes to the point of being direct, but in a considerate and gentle way (it's like putting your slipper in your mouth). I like to talk about shared interests and experiences. I approach relationships carefully and like to take things a little slowly at first, rather than rush into immediate friendships (I think I may be repeating myself :-) Loyalty and cooperation are important to me, and I look for these traits in the people that I meet.