Personal Ad Makeover: Austin (DURING)

Construction!So, we got a very small idea of what Austin is all about, and frankly, it just leaves me with lots of questions.

I’m going to ask them.

Austin has a choice.  He can either out himself and reply in the comments or he can email me the answers.

If you, my dear readers, have any questions you’d like to ask Austin, feel free to add them in the comments below.

About me and who I’m looking for

I’m an intellect with a kind heart; a giver not a taker.

Give me some examples here.   Do you volunteer at the homeless shelter?  Tip well at Starbucks?

I look more for sincere friendships over causal acquaintances.

Show, don’t tell.  How long have you been friends with your oldest friend?  Is your circle of friends very small and tight-knit?  What kind of people are you friends with?

People say I have a “fantastic” sense of humor.

“Fantastic” can go so many directions.    Sarcastic funny, dry funny, dirty funny, pop culture quotation funny, punny funny?

Not a drama fan but not afraid of challenges or to express passion.

Ah, what have I said about drama? NO DRAMA!  Not unless you’re a theater major.  What kind of challenges have you faced recently and overcome?  What are you passionate about and how do you show it?

I’m a cat person but like most animals.

Which is why, of course, your main picture is with a dog.  I found that very amusing.  This is a nice factoid, but a very weak ending for your main section.

for fun:

Movies, friends, dinner, coffee (preferably tea)

Ah, the laundry list.  Avoid these at all costs, folks.  It’s better to have one well-crafted sentence about one activity you enjoy.  Perhaps list your favorite tea house and your favorite tea you sip there.

my job:

I’m a student at — and do draft work for a construction company on the side.

Not bad.  Not exciting, but then again, it’s drafting.  (I kid, I kid.  My daddy is a draftsman.)

my ethnicity:

I’m kind of a mutt. My name is Irish but my genes range from English to Native American to Latin.

This just needs a bit of rewording, but the info is good.

my religion:

My faith is a big part of my life. I was raised non-denomination Christian and feel comfortable in almost any Christian church.

Also good, and important to mention if it’s important to you.  For those geeks out there for whom religion is not so important, feel free to leave this section blank.  As Thumper’s mom once said, “If you don’t have somethin’ nice to say, don’t say nuthin’ at all.

my education:

Current — student. Spend one year at — before transferring out.

There’s a better way to word this that makes it seem a little less rude to college #1.  After all, your dream girl might attend that school and you wouldn’t want her offended!

favorite hot spots:

Local: Jazz events downtown, the


Travel: Alaska, Hawaii, the coast.

What’s your favorite memory of your trip to Alaska and/or Hawaii?

last read:

Terry Pratchett’s “Men at Arms”

Good? Bad? Ugly?

Comment away, geek friends!  Let’s help Austin shine for the ladies!

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.)

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