Toccara Jones, the season two bachelorette of TV One’s “The Ultimate Merger,” was given plenty of eye candy to choose from with 14 men vying for her attention. But she told S2S that good looks aren’t the end-all and be-all when it comes to searching for a real love.
Read on to learn more about what the multi-talented beauty was searching for.
LeAndra: What is a major turnoff when it comes to men and dating?
Toccara: I don’t like when people do that "nevermind" thing, like they start something and don’t finish. Say what you got to say. That’s a turnoff for me.
LeAndra: What are the top 3 things you look for in a guy?
Toccara: [Women] don’t know. We think we know, but we really have no idea. We’ll know when it hits us in our face.
LeAndra: What’s the craziest pick-up line you’ve heard?
Toccara: Those pick-up lines are so whack that you don’t even pay attention to them. You’ll be as whack as they are if you remember them.
LeAndra: What physical attribute most attracts you to a man?
Toccara: Girl, I just like a man. I like ‘em tall and solid, mmm… strong and handsome. But they come in all different shapes, forms and sizes. You know; I think that’s why I did this show because I really don’t know. I was really happy to have the opportunity to be on a show where I can have 14 guys from different backgrounds, different jobs, and different ethnicities and nationalities. It was like, “Oh, my!”
LeAndra: What’s the best way for a guy to approach you?
Toccara: Just do it, like Nike. A lot of guys don’t have the balls to approach a woman, a woman, a WOMAN. Capitalize that. [laughs]
LeAndra: How long would you date a guy before insisting on commitment?
Toccara: I’m not insisting on commitment, anyway. You need to let me know that you want me to be your woman. I’m not going to put any pressure on anyone to commit to me. If I’m at a point where I want to be in a committed relationship and I’m not, then I need to move on. I don’t need to force you to love me. Things are supposed to naturally progress.
LeAndra: What’s your ideal first date?
Toccara: There’s no such thing as an ideal first date. It’s a "It ain’t where you’re at; it’s who you’re with" type thing. You know? I can create a great scenario, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be perfect.
LeAndra: Would you kiss on the first date?
Toccara: Yes, I need to kiss you on the first date because there might not be a second date. Kissing is important. Kissing is intimate. I mean, I don’t always kiss on the first date but I will and I have no problems with it.
LeAndra: Do you ever pay on dates?
Toccara: When I’m in a relationship, yeah. I’ll pay when we go on dates, but if I’m going on a first date, no.
LeAndra: What’s your number one piece of dating advice for women?
Toccara: I’m not an expert. I’m trying to figure it out for myself. I’m the one looking for love! [laughs]
Look for more on Toccara in the September 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.