I find it endearing when a guy is 'fresh' yet can be a polished gentleman. It's important that he be versatile, passionate, tender and possess a bit of sarcastic humor. I'm a get up and go type, who enjoys adventure and treating simple pleasures as events. You won't find me inside on a sunny day! (Couch potatoes need not apply!) Though cuddling on the couch on a rainy night is most acceptable. Love Red Sox, theater, children, cleanliness (as in OCD), strolling beach looking for sea glass - can adapt to a regal dinner in Paris or a corner bar with a down & dirty blues band.
First encounter should be non-imposing or intense to the point that we sit and feel compelled to interview one another. Perhaps where the focus is on the activity, i.e., F1 racing, or lunch @ a seaside shanty...