John Mayer was careful not to name names, but he talked all about relationships and, yes, potentially marriage, in a new interview.
The “Daughters” singer appeared on the Call Her Daddy podcast and was grilled about his dating life at 45 — and six years after quitting drinking. He talked about being branded a “man whore,” and similar labels, in his 20s and 30s amid high-profile romances with partners including Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Love Hewitt. He also admitted to struggling with fame then, and how retreating from the spotlight has benefited him — though it took a little time for his ego to get used to it.
“Currently single,” is the musician’s relationship status. “I don’t date that that much. I look at it like this: Dating is no longer a codified activity for me. It’s not patterned anymore.”
He said his dating style changed when he stopped drinking.
“I quit drinking like six years ago, so I don’t drink anymore,” he said. “I don’t have the liquid courage.” As a result, “You have to be really glaringly honest” in relationships. “Here’s who I am. Here’s what I like. Here is what makes me nervous. Here’s what I reject as an idea in relationship. You have to express your anxieties — you can’t you can’t just walk over them by drinking.”
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