Commenting on my post yesterday, Lillie said: "It seems we've found that beauty really is in the eye of the beholder". She is right, but I would add that it is also in the mind of the observer. After thinking about it some more, I have come up with some criteria for attractive partners.
As I said before, I am attracted by talent: in drama, writing, music, comedy, dance - if a man can not only dance well, but can take me round a dance floor and lead me so that I don't falter, he is a winner.
I am attracted to someone from whom I can learn, and who is prepared to teach me.
I am attracted to someone who expects a lot from me and challenges me to extend my own boundaries.
I am attracted to someone with a sense of the ridiculous, of fantasy and of romance.
And - borrowed from Lillie - I am attracted to someone who is verbal and articulate and expressive.
Any one of these would do.......