For the purposes of this post I'm taking 'qualities' to mean personality traits and not physical characteristics. Physically I look for slightly different things depending on the gender of the person, internally though I look for similar things;
- Trustworthiness: I want to be able to trust my partner and not be let down.
- Honesty: I want my partner to be completely honest with me and I with them.
- Understanding: I want a partner who is understanding of me.
- Strength: I want a strong partner who can stand up to me and put me in my place with just a look