This question further annoys me since I have to tailor an answer specifically for the interrogator based on my perception of their motives. These people include our well meaning friends, overly inquisitive shadchunim , random strangers, and those friendly acquaintances who just want to make conversation. For the fun of it, I used to intentionally annoy these people by playing the buyer-seller game. “What are my choices? I can’t make a decision if you don’t tell me what options you have for me.” Don’t get me wrong the process was fun, but it wasted too much time and the novelty wore off pretty fast. Also the problem arose that some of these people were serious; in which case we had to start all over again and have a real discussion. Why can’t there be a brief answer that will weed out the uninitiated and intrigue the enlightened?
After some thought I think I may have finally found my perfect answer: I am looking for a girl that is genuinely a good person and with whom I will look forward to spending time with. When you boil it all down, it really is that simple. It sounds good, it’s brief, valid, and direct. This might just work. As of now it’s just a theory; now to see how this will play out in real life.