Lauren Conrad admits dating in Los Angeles is ''hard''.

The Fashion designer - who rose to fame on 'Laguna Beach' and spin-off TV show 'The Hills', and has previously been romantically linked to Brody Jenner and Derek Hough - has been single for much of the last year, and she admits finding her dream man can be tough.

She said: ''Yes, I am single at the moment. Dating in Los Angeles can be hard, which makes it all the better when you meet a really nice guy.

''I'm not old-fashioned when it comes to dating, but there's something nice about a guy pulling out a girl's chair and opening the door for her, even if it's just in the beginning.''

However Lauren admits she has little time for dating as she loves to be busy with work.

She added in an interview with Look magazine: ''It's funny. I'm my happiest when I'm really busy. I love feeling like I need one more hour of sleep, or when I'm running around frazzled!''