The perfect boyfriend
No one is perfect, so I take this to be rhetorical, actually meaning "best" or at least "good" or "right" boyfriend. And one who's best for ourselves, not necessarily for everyone else.
And so for me, the thing he must be, first & foremost, is:
- Able to put up with me. I'm very much an acquired taste, which many find bitter at first. And which sometimes turns sour again as I fall back into bad habits, tempting them to throw me out as rotten, if I don't turn back sweet quick enough.
For the rest, it's pretty much the same as others have listed above:
- Basically good, loyal, kind, helpful, loving, & honest.
- Having much the same interests as me, but not so much the same talents, hobbies and pursuits. These latter should be complimentary in a couple, not competitive, that makes them into a team, not tug-of-war contestants.
- And not into ugly things, like addictions, criminality, tempers, selfishness and meanness.
Appearance, wealth & possessions barely attract my attention. Even hot sex at my age is not a big factor. But age does need to be fairly close to my own. I relate best to my own generation.