For the first question, I'm not so much into intelligence or similar education level as I am more so with someone who can at least clarify that the sky is blue and North Carolina is not a northern state. I don't want to date someone who's dumber than a nail, but they don't have to be a genius, either. I'd also prefer it if they didn't try to reprimand my intelligence, considering that's just a no-no. Especially when it comes to spelling. I might not use big words in every single sentence, but I also don't appreciate someone trying to tell me that I've misspelled a word, and then tell me I'm still wrong even when I've proven them wrong. Secondly, I pretty much look for someone who's open-minded. They don't have to completely share the same interests that I do, but I'm not about to date someone who changes the radio station I'm listening to, in my car, because they don't like the song/music that's playing. Also, like Mai-Mai, I've a very high interest in Anime/Manga/Asian music along with Japanese culture, and they don't have to love this, but I'm definitely not going to date someone who's constantly bashing on manga, anime, or even someone who's Japanese.