This I know of myself - don't need my friends to tell me, although those of them to whom I have shown this generally concur with it:
I'm a strong character, generally pretty grounded, decisive, extrovert, confident in my own judgement although not socially overbearing with it, easy-going, affable, socially adaptable - and straight. I'm also tactile and affectionate, which the more discerning readers of this can probably deduce what that ultimately translates into . . .
I'm more of a pragmatist than an idealist and glad of what I've got rather than fretting over what I haven't, and I'm generally of optimist and cheerful disposition.
Should you (understandably perhaps) feel a bit wary becoming tied up with someone looking for a longer term relationship, then I'm still quite amenable to something less than that if they are at least open to the idea of something permanent.
Either way, then with an eye to the men I hear about on here who are routinely concealing other relationships or marriage, then although I'm not seeking to sound at all virtuous about the fact, I'm not actually one of them.
About his ideal match
If you're convivial, generally cheerful, intelligent and well educated, a smart dresser (or can be), know your own mind but are tolerant of the views of others, enjoy conversation and mix easily, generally see the glass as half full rather than half empty, are of an age where you've seen life a little but still feel young at heart, have self-respect but would ultimately appreciate a strong and physically affectionate partner whom you felt would look after you - then we'd at least get along.
If you also like getting out and about, enjoy the countryside, like picnics in the summer with a decent bottle of wine or the idea of being taken punting with a hamper and a bottle of bubbly (I live near Cambridge), enjoy music, going to concerts, dining out, giving dinner parties, enjoy travel or other such elements of an easy-going and not-too-rigid lifestyle - then we'd likely have a good time together also.
Personality-wise, if your bottom line is a decent and sociable guy whom you'd feel proud to have on your arm, you've just found him
They ask you on the prompt questions here what you'd consider a deal breaker:
Good question, that, and I've variously put all sorts of things down in answer to it before now, but in the final analysis I think they boil down to just two:
1) Indecisive, vacillating or neurotic women who tend to serial date men because then can never settle for (or with) just one and probably end up spending years on these sites rather than months.
2) Prima-donna types who take themselves ultra-seriously with no sense of humour or fun - often born out of past knocks (I notice) that some people never seem to get over. We've all suffered knocks or taken wrong turns in life but we shouldn't allow our past upsets to spoil our enjoyment of the present I feel. The way I look at life is that each new day is a fresh opportunity to put the past right - even if it's something quite small like waking up in the morning and saying sorry to your partner if you've upset them the day before.