I am neither actively pursuing, nor actively avoiding, a serious commitment. Ideally, I'd like to just meet some new people, and date casually, without the onus of hunting down any sort of happily-ever-after. It's not that I'm completely opposed to that particular eventuality; it's just not my clear target at the moment. I am not interested in one-night-stands, hook-ups, etc. To me, casual dating is NOT synonymous with casual sex.
I have a thing for brains; intelligence is a highly desirable quality, especially when tempered by a modicum of humility. I consider myself an intellectual, so it is also what I'm looking for in others. If you're not a reader, we probably aren't compatible.
Humor is another desirable trait. As much as I love my deep, divergent discussions, I am totally not above being goofy. Dark humor, sarcasm, silliness...they are all good.
Kindness, respect, sincerity, integrity...these are more than just buzz words; they actually are important.
Above all else, I'm a mother, so if you're kid-phobic, it's a no-go.