Ed Sheeran: Losing Virginity Not As Good As Selling Out Madison Square Garden

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Ed Sheeran opens up to Elle about women, being selfish and Taylor Swift in a new interview.

The singer is asked whether selling out Madison Square Garden (three times) felt better than losing his virginity. “Probably selling out Madison Square Garden three times,” he says, explaining that his ‘first time’ was a “benchmark in my life, but it wasn’t the best thing I’ve ever done.”

So what does he look for in ladies? “A sense of humor. I think that’s key for any long-lasting relationship,” explains Sheeran. And it can be hard to find. He says, “I speak to women with no sense of humor quite a lot. I met this model last year. Her meal for the day was a cotton ball soaked in Diet Coke. I don’t want to be friends with somebody like that.”

Does he consider himself a sex symbol? Not really. “I wouldn’t say that,” Sheeran tells the outlet. “I think men with guitars who sing sensitive songs will just always have that sort of potential.”

And there are misconceptions about his love life. The singer says, “I think women expect me to be a lothario — with a different girl in every city. That’s what they hear musicians are like.”

What can he say about his pal Taylor Swift that people might not know? “She’s a massive Law & Order fan. Or is it CSI? It’s one of them — on a continuous loop in the house,” reveals Sheeran.

The star is asked about whether he has a guiding principle. Sheeran replies:

It’s a Bill Cosby quote: “The key to failure is to try and please everyone.” People say, “This is my favorite song. You should write another song like that.” At the end of the day, f*ck them. Be selfish. Why bother to please everyone? Please yourself. The rest will follow.

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