DENVER – Ukrainian professional dancer Karina Smirnoff, one of the Dancing with the Stars pros, made a stop in Denver to dish out dating advice.
This was not Smirnoff's first time visiting Denver. During our conversation at Union Station, she mentioned the appreciation she has for our beautiful state. So much so, that maybe when things settle down, further down the line, she can call Colorado home. Her father also likes the idea of living in Colorado but for now she says Los Angeles is her home.
Smirnoff is in the middle of a promotional tour for her book, We're Just Not That Into You: Dating Disaster From the Trenches.
She says being under fire for her third engagement being called-off has taught her so much about herself. She is at a point where she can share helpful insight for men and women who are searching for love.
"Listen to your mom," Smirnoff stated on more than one occasion throughout the interview. "Now I'm like, 'you have to meet my mom, and if you pass the test then we can go on a date.'"
She made it a point not to name names, but told me that she holds nothing back in the book.
"That's not what's important. I'm not looking to bash anyone. It's about the experience, what was learned; that is important," Smirnoff said.
When asked if any of her exes have called her up after the release of her book she laughingly said, "Yes, I've had a couple call me and say 'you wrote a book about me? And you didn't even ask for my opinion or let me write a couple of things?' I said 'yeah, don't worry. I didn't name anyone.'"
Smirnoff continued on to share her experience being in the public and dating, "Do I cry sometimes at night reading some of the blogs and things that people say behind their computer screen? Absolutely. We all have feelings and emotions, but at the same time I know that when I get to perform and share my passion with viewers at home or write a book and have my family and friends read it and say 'hey, great job.' It makes it all worth it."
Smirnoff will have a book signing at the Denver Union Station on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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