If I'm in love with you and you're in love with me, we both feel like the luckiest people in the world. I've been with all types and at the end of the day, only one question remains: Will I care what this woman has to say to me over dinner eight years from now? Common interests help, but respect and admiration are more important.
But I would have to give bonus points to any woman who can snowboard, who can flip her hair from side to side without messing it up, who can name three Martin Scorsese movies and who can get ready to go out in less than a half hour.
Last time I was in Spain, I spent about two hours marveling at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, I bought 2 huge prints at the Dali museum in Figueras, and I ate the most delicious paella in a little seaside town called Sitges. Other important and underrated virtues include: doing nice things for no apparent reason, lots and lots of laughter, a mutually satisfying love life, and the hope that you can have a long and bright future together.
If you go on an African safari, describe it with a roar. Butternut squash soup, chicken marsala with mushrooms and strawberries and cream for dessert.
Don't get me wrong, I love to cook, but I must admit I'm enjoying my recent independence. Ideally, I'd pick you up at your place, find a restaurant that's conducive to good conversation and hope to find that spark within the first ten minutes. I'm just looking for a life partner, someone to fill in the last three words on my New York Times crossword puzzle, someone to remind me to lock the door behind me, someone to explain what they're fighting about in Bosnia. What I've learned from my past relationships At risk of sounding cliché (and remember, clichés are clichés for a reason), it's all about compromise.