Katy Perry has broadened her horizons when it comes to romance after realizing many suitors lie about dating a superstar.
Perry, who was married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated John Mayer, admits she has made huge mistakes when it comes to falling in love, but as she prepares for her 30s, she’s determined to find the perfect guy.
The 29 year old tells the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar 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. I learned that through therapy.
“As I’m heading into my 30s, I have less time for bulls**t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humour – someone who makes me laugh off the charts – someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart.”
She adds, “A lot of times I’ve ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. 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 Perry admits she’s not in the market for online dating just yet, stating, “I’m not really on the street. 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.”
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