Life is about balance and adventure. I work hard and I enjoy working out, then relax in the evening by getting out or chilling in with a movie. I have good friends, a beautiful girl, I love my job, and have the other things I want. It would be nice to find someone to share it with, and who also has her life together. While I like to have adventure in my life, I also like to relax with good company (and the Hi Def with surround sound ;-). I travel quite a bit and enjoy that too. I feel just as comfortable in a suit or in flip-flops, and a good week will include both. I am humbled by my friends and the lengths they have gone for me. They describe me as outgoing, ambitious, smart, and creative (and then collect a $50).
I envision myself with someone who is motivated but still fun and has a positive attitude. Her attraction begins on the inside and shows through to the outside. She is independent but can still make time, and enjoys the small effort it takes to be kind to others. Differences are important and can be interesting. Intelligent girls turn me on. In general, I would like to be with someone I can relate to and will also keep me on my toes. You get 110% in return. If you are not easy going, we probably won't get along. If your profile has the word "apply" or "application" anywhere in it, then best of luck and you certainly "need not apply!" ;-).
A good relationship is based on trust, and a proactive desire to be with on another - it has to be a 2-way street. While there are not many expectations in the beginning, fairly obvious things such as respect and honesty should be part of who you are, not something that has to be agreed to regardless of how long you've known someone. I don't expect an 'angel', and I am not one either, as the song says, leather and lace (there's that balance thing again!). But you should know what's appropriate in a relationship and be capable of it.
Being single can be fun at times and making choices for myself has its freedoms, but it also lacks significance - on the flip side, today's dating scene seems to have lost any boundaries of respect; I am shocked at times and can hang tough but I believe there are a few good ones out there. I truly enjoy the family life and I wear the parental battle stains proudly! In good balance, I enjoy my adult time and make the most of it too. I am pretty easy going while still being able to focus on the important things.