Lauren Conrad Says No Thanks to Nice Guys

04/28/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT

Lauren Conrad Says No Thanks to Nice Guys
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Lauren Conrad is dating - but nice guys need not apply.

"Nice guys are great to take home to your parents, but you want a guy that keeps you on your toes," The Hills star told PEOPLE Saturday at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C.

Is that why the reality star always seems to fall for playboys like Stephen Colletti and Brody Jenner? (Not to mention bad boys like Jason Wahler.) "It's a pattern I have," she admitted.

Not that it's soured her on searching for the right guy: "I am dating," she said, shamelessly segueing into a teaser for the next season. "You will see it on The Hills."



So if it's not kindness, what is Conrad looking for in a potential love interest?

"Someone with a great sense of humor is the most important thing, and someone who really supports me in everything I do," she said. "I don't ever want to make an excuse for trying to work hard and having my own life. I love a guy that supports that and loves that."

These days, in fact, Conrad is working harder than ever -- balancing shooting the reality show with work on her clothing line and preparing for her next runway show.

"It's insane," she said. "I'm really excited about it. Now that I have a little bit more education, I've started to introduce new fabrics and colors and really develop the brand."

That could mean expanding her fashion empire. "Maybe shoes," she hinted. "It's a problem. I definitely have a closet dedicated to shoes." -- Arnesa A. HowellJean-Paul Aussenard/WireImagey

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