What I want: someone to play Scrabble with me, walk to the record store, make really good suppers, perhaps go on some weekend hiking adventures.
What I'm not looking for: a replacement dad for my kids (they have a great one, although additional loving adult influences are always (eventually) welcome!), someone to distract me from my Goals, someone who will subsume my identity into theirs.
Need not apply: people who paint with exceptionally broad brushes about politics, faith, or culture. Must be willing to have thoughtful conversation and be challenged in a number of ways.
Seriously - I feel like this isn't too much to ask! If you know someone great, send them my way.