Katy Perry Tells Harper’s Bazaar What She Wants In A Man
Katy Perry opens up to the new Harper’s Bazaar about getting older, therapy and what she wants in a man.
The pop superstar meditates “five to six times a week,” but also allows herself an “act-out day about every four to six months.” Of course, it’s all in moderation. Perry explains, “I’ll have a cigarette, which I know is absolutely horrible for me, after a few drinks when I’m having a week off. I don’t do black tar heroin.”
How is she enjoying the single life? “Well, I’m not really on the street,” says Perry about her pursuit of men. “It’s usually just through friends of friends. We have a lot of dinner parties. I’m definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it. Sometimes I feel like a sense of humor does not translate into print.”
She’s in a much different place than she was when approaching previous relationships. Perry tells the magazine, “What I’ve learned is that if you don’t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away. I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others.” “I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime,” explains the singer. “I learned that through therapy.”
What does she look for in a potential partners? Perry says, “As I’m heading into my 30s I have less time for bullsh*t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humor — someone who makes me laugh off the charts — someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart.” “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately,” she explains. “They say they’re not, but it comes out in the long run. They’re threatened, or there’s resentment because they don’t know how to handle it.”
But getting older means Perry gives “less of a sh*t” overall. “I hear that the 30s are a better version of your 20s, because you know what you want for yourself,” says the star. Despite having 56 million Twitter followers, Perry doesn’t feel the need to share everything on social media. “I can go a week without tweeting and be fine,” she explains. “Like I don’t have to say, ‘Goodnight,’ to my followers.”
The singer is also aware that her words are often taken out of context. “When I do these interviews, a lot of these clips people pull out are like, ‘Katy Perry doesn’t want a man to have babies. I’m like, ‘I didn’t say that. I just said, I’m good.’ Why am I a baby machine? Why can’t I be a mogul?” she asks. Perry continues, “I want to have a baby, sure, but I want to have a career. I want to have a record label. I want to have an incredible tour. So I’m going to have all of those things. Let’s talk about that. It’s like, get out of my ovaries, okay? I’ll do it in time.” What do you think of what Perry says?