S’More is a new dating app trying to connect users based on interests and personality traits, not only looks. To promote the app from Washington DC, there’s a fairly new Instagram show focused on dating life, called S’More Happy Hour. Episode 45 featured D’Andra Simmons, who’s known as a cast member of the Real Housewives of Dallas and CEO of Hard Night Good Morning.
The episode opens with the host, Adam, playing some music and setting some mood for the guest. The episodes are live, so there’s a bit of a waiting game for the conversation. Once it does start, there are stories about staying mentally and physically healthy during the pandemic.
Of course, the show is for a dating app, so dating stories are a priority. Simmons has a great dating story: engaged 12 times. “I loved to get the ring, that was a big challenge for me,” Simmons said. “Then I got bored, didn’t want the guy anymore…. Some of the rings I kept, some my mother gave them back. One time I moved to New York and didn’t tell the guy. I had to give my mother my ring to give to him and break the news.” That’s not a story you hear every day. Simmons has a lot of stories like that one, which she usually laughs about in hindsight.
Before her days on Real Housewives of Dallas and 12 engagements, Simmons studied political science and worked in the department of energy for the Bush administration. “I thought I was going to be a lobbyist,” she said. “Then my mother asked me to come home. She wanted to retire, let me run the business.” That didn’t happen as planned, as an episode of the Real Housewives of Dallas revealed.
Simmons comes from a family of entrepreneurs, plus her dad and stepdad worked in physics and math. The Housewives star does have some entertaining stories long before her days on her famous reality show. “I think the biggest misconception of me is I’m an inheritor and a trust fund kid,” she said. “That’s not true at all. I have worked since I was 12 years old. I waited tables for 12 years. I’ve always worked. I think people think I just sit back and take a check, but that’s not true. I have to work. It’s rewarding for me. I always tell women, ‘Never stop working. Always have your money.’”
Simmons has had quite a journey so far. As she said, she faces misconceptions, which is probably true for a lot of the women in the Real Housewives series. The episode of S’More Happy Hour is a reminder not to judge a book by its cover, plus provides some insight into how cast members work on the show and how people respond to the show beyond the entertainment value.