We all have flaws and I am sure I have my own, but I try to live life to the fullest. My ideal type of person is not based on a long checklist of attributes and qualities. There are no specific things that are mandatory. A person's education, background and career are important as they demonstrate ambition and other qualities, but the right person might come in all sorts of different packages so I don't judge so rigidly. I think we, as Iranians, tend to have very high expectations as to who we want, and it usually exceeds what we ourselves have to offer. I was raised in this country and, although I have many good American values, I still maintain many Iranian characteristics as well. Hopefully, it is all the good ones. You will have to be the judge of that. An article I read recently best summed it up this way: The person who is best suited to us is not the person who shares our every taste (he or she doesn’t exist), but the person who can negotiate differences in taste intelligently. Note: I do not like to talk politics because people get too emotional. If you bring it up please be tolerant of others views. Nobody has all the answers!