EXCLUSIVE: Jake T. Austin On Being Puerto Rican, Speaking Spanish & Girls

What is your best personality trait?

I’m pretty versatile. I'm able to adapt to an environment and the way I view things based on who I’m with.

Are you single and dating?

I’m single. I’m definitely giving a shout-out to my lady supporters! Right now, though, I’m just working and really looking forward to navigating the field.

What qualities do you look for in a girl?

I look for a nice smile and pretty eyes, and if a girl is secure with herself and comfortable with who she is.

What’s the best way to get over a broken heart?

Chocolate! No, I’m kidding [Laughs]. I would say to carry on with your life, and not let anyone hold you back.

What’s the best dating advice you can offer someone who is really shy?

It would be to just address everything that makes them insecure about themselves – whatever makes them scared the most. It's important when people break out of their shell and realize what they're afraid of, so if you're nervous to talk to a girl, try to have an open discussion.