First off, I'm not one of those guys who need the upper hand in the relationship. I actually prefer a women who is smarter than me, cooler than me, more fashion-forward than I am, has more stamps on her passport, and definitely more attractive; I love a challenge and tend to get bored if I'm not forced to stay sharp. Although most people typically have a higher opinion of themselves than they probably should, I do not consider myself to be an extremist [or idealist, for that matter] in this regard, thus my dream girl has to be seriously on top of her game. I enjoy the company of a women who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty, but there's just something about a "girly" girl that's completely galvanizing...
Pertinent 'fun facts' about myself which will definitely emaciate the masses: Relatively strong affinities for adrenaline, traveling, shopping, and learning. I appreciate clubs over bars, SOHO over KOP, and SoBe over "the shore". I am a transplant so please don't expect me to share your love for any local Philadelphia sports team(s), but my New York upbringing doesn't automatically make me a Giants fan either. Kids, tattoos, piercings, or racial preferences are not among my possessions (I bet you figured me for a right wing conservative up until that last stat; I'm an independent at best). My failure to perpetuate any stereotypes associated with my appearance/background often makes me difficult to gauge. I admit that I'm not where I want to be in a lot of statistical categories whereby one measures their social stature, but I'd be foolish not to recognize and place stock in my potential.
If you're short and feisty, that's a plus. If you have impeccable oral hygiene, another plus. If you have more fun partying in Rittenhouse than anywhere else in philly, plus. If you currently enjoy snowboarding (or unopposed to giving it a whirl without fear of breaking a nail), that's a huge plus. If you're within the small minority which encompasses all four... um, will you marry me?
"There is no punishment too extreme for the crazy basterd who came up with the idea of fidelity." ~ Philip Roth
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
I prefer to start off with something adventurous/physical to test your mettle, then wind down with dinner or drinks to peruse your social skills...