We’re wrapping up our interviews with the ladies of Blood, Sweat And Heels with dating and relationships expert, Demetria Lucas. The Belle In Brooklyn blogger and author of her upcoming second book, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, spoke to us about how women can become more successful in their dating efforts, how to be approachable and if she would consider doing the show again.
Check out what the ‘Belle’ had to say and check out our past interviews with the rest of the cast here!
STYLEBLAZER: How did you come about joining the cast of Blood, Sweat, and Heels?
DEMETRIA LUCAS: Well, I wanted to do a show about women that hold professional positions in New York City and they looked for the best of the best in the city. I met with the producers several times to see if I was a good fit, and then eventually we were all aboard.
SB: You’re an author and blogger, was reality TV the next thing you wanted to do? Or was it something that randomly came about?
DL: I had little interest in doing reality television. I’ve been approached by several shows previously and had no interest, when Bravo called I had little interest as well. My manager was like “Hey, this is something you should do” so I gave it a shot. I met the other ladies and they had businesses and brands to protect, and they were well known within their circles. I thought maybe it would be different than every other show you would see on TV so I decided to give it a shot but it definitely wasn’t in the plans.
Switching over to dating and relationships, one of the things about New York being a big city is that it’s hard for single women to date. How did you come to dating and finding love in the big city?
It’s a lot of trial and error and I learned some really good tips along the way which I share in my book, A Belle in Brooklyn and on my blog. You’ve got to put some effort forth. As women we’re trying to buckle down and get our jobs in order and get ahead in our careers, but you need to put the same energy in finding love that we put into building a business or getting a promotion. We have to be proactive. Also, when you go out you have to go out looking. You can’t just bury your head in a book or walk around with your headphones on. You have to look for love, you have to pay attention to who is around you. Whether it’s in line for lunch, or while going about your daily life even while on the train because that’s how I met my fiancé. You’ll meet more people in daily life than ever trying to go out to a club.
Read more of Demetria’s interview at StyleBlazer.com