Atlanta-based actor Ross Fleming plays Lance a near-perfect character that sweeps Wendy Raquel Robinson off her feet in the Netflix hit movie “Boy Bye.” Directed by Chris Stokes, the romantic comedy details Lance falling in love with #blackgirlmagic poster girl Veronica Love played by the sassy Wendy Raquel Robinson. Robinson’s character, is juggling numerous successes and accolades in every area of her life except for love. With the stereotypical Prince Charming good looks and sexy swagger, Lance ends up being almost too good to be true, but he pulls it off in the end.
The idea of an independent career woman finding true love with a handsome stranger is probably the dream of most of today’s driven career-minded singles. It’s that fading dream that catapulted the movie to one of Netflix’s most watched romantic comedies and why Fleming enjoys talking about the film so much. “Everyone, men and women have that desire to find the right one,” he says emphatically, “it’s just hid[ing] behind a lot of other emotions so it’s hard to identify. We all want the same things at our core.”
It’s hard to believe that Fleming or his character Lance would have any issue finding love, but he says it’s not as easy for men as women seem to think. “Dating or searching for that one is hard for both men and women,” Fleming says. Where women often get a bad rap and are labeled as bitter, Fleming believes men deal with the same issues of rejection and failure when it comes to relationships but just don’t have the emotional capacity to explain their feelings.
A bachelor living in what some call the Black single capital of the world, Atlanta, Fleming says he isn’t looking for a relationship because he is focused on his career. While he isn’t looking, if that right woman were to come along he admits he would be elated.
Fleming stopped by reality check and shared more about what he is looking for in Mrs. Right and dropped off some dating tips along the way. Hear more from Fleming after the jump.