Personal Ad Makeover: Alan (Before)

Winner!Sorry for the delay – but we have a winner for the May Personal Ad Makeover Contest.

Congrats to Alan!

Alan is a unique geek for the GDG Makeover Contest because Alan is a GoGP (Geek of Gay Persuasion!).

Let’s take a look at his current profile and see what he’s working with at the moment.

Headline: Romance is Adventure.
My ideal date therefore includes a pirate attack.

About Me and My Date:

I don’t like long walks along the beach.

There’s so many more interesting things you can do there. You can play Frisbee. Fly a kite. Lie in the sun and read a good book. Build Sand castles. Dig for seashells. Dig for buried treasure. Dig a hole and bury your friends.

You can long conversations about current events. Or sea monsters. Or the geological processes that caused the beach to form in the first place. Or one of those twisty-turny conversations that starts with some innocent topic like the weather, but then goes off on tangent after tangent and suddenly you’re yelling at the top of your lungs about how Winston Churchill could totally kick Darth Vader’s butt, and everyone else on the beach is staring at you.

Or you could go for a swim. Or you could try to learn to surf, but never manage to catch a wave, accidentally swallow several gallons of seawater, and exclaim (with mock indignity) that you’ve never been so miserable (But then show up the next day, ready for another go).

Or the moon could be out, the stars could be shining, and you could be lying in the cool, wet sand with the man you love. You’d look deeply into his eyes, and he’d gaze into yours. Then you’d slowly lean forward, your lips coming together in a passionate kiss.

And then you’d giggle uncontrollably, because you got sand in your shorts.

for fun:

Folks whose profiles say ‘No Games, No Drama’ might not get along with me–games and drama are my favorite hobbies. I love seeing movies or plays, and I love games of all kinds (Board Games, Card Games, Video Games, and Table-top role-playing).

my job:

I’m a cashier at a grocery store… For now.

my education:

I have a BA in Theatre Arts from Cal Poly

favorite hot spots:

I’m not really a bar person. I’d much rather stay at home and drink with friends that go to some over-priced, over-crowded dive.

As for restaurants, Denny’s is where it’s at. When you’re up at three AM, you don’t have a lot of choice.

favorite things:

Raindrops on Roses.

Whiskers on a cat that isn’t even mine–it’s my roommates. But that doesn’t stop it from yowling outside my room at 6 in the morning. But it’s sweet, when it’s not being evil.

Brown paper packages with comic books inside.

last read:

World War Z

It tells the tale of a world-wide zombie outbreak through interviews with the survivors.

It’s paints a picture of how societies behave in the worst of circumstances. It’s both depressing and uplifting.

Also, “BRAAAAAINS!!!!!!”

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UPDATE: Alan’s After Profile

About e

Since 2008, E. Foley of Geek’s Dream Girl has been helping geeks from around the world find love. She writes amazing online dating profiles for her fellow geeks and guides them through the perilous waters of the dating scene and out the other side. She's totally proud to report that she's even caused a couple geek weddings! She lives in Maryland with DaveTheGame, her adorable cats, Mr. Peanut & Don Juan, and Titania, Queen of the Cocker Spaniels. (Email e, or follow @geeksdreamgirl on Twitter.)