YourTango: What's the best love advice you've received?
Dita Von Teese: I think the best love advice I've ever received is really about understanding that communication is key, of course, but also that there's not one perfect person for you. You kind of have to accept what are the things that are negotiable for you and what are not.
YourTango: What's your most romantic memory?
Dita Von Teese: Oh, I have a lot of romantic memories that are simple. Like, one time, I was seeing someone in Paris and I was in LA, and it was snowing. He had written my name in snow—on a snow covered car—and put a little heart with my initials and took the picture from his apartment above. I thought that was pretty romantic. It's the simple things, really.
YourTango: Do you believe in "The One"?
Dita Von Teese: I think there can be lots of ones. I don't think there's really "the one." I think there's lots of opportunities to find the one. I guess I can't say I believe in the one yet because I haven't met him.
YourTango: What's your tango?
Dita Von Teese: I am motivated and energized and excited by where I am in my career, [a place] that I never thought I would get to. What started off for me as doing a little striptease show in a strip club has turned into this big modern burlesque show. All the women that come to my shows, I'm inspired by them. They're getting the same inspiration out of seeing a striptease show—which doesn't really make sense that we as women are being inspired by a striptease show—but underneath it all, it's interesting the way you can see something much different than we used to.