John Mayer “isn’t dating that much anymore” six years after his journey to sobriety.
“Dating is no longer a codified activity for me, it doesn’t exist in any kind of … it’s not patterned anymore,” the singer explained on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast on Wednesday.
“I stopped drinking six years ago,” the Grammy winner told host Alex Cooper. “So I don’t have the liquid courage. I’m just dry hearted.
“You have to be honest,” he continued. “You have to be very, blatantly honest.”
Mayer then spoke of his “womanizing” past.
“That’s what that is,” he said of the label. “That’s the role I play in the big TV show that I didn’t write, but that’s fine. Maybe I had a hand in it or something.
The guitarist claimed that from an early age he was “forced to believe” that getting romantic interest was an “accident”, so he learned to “take advantage” of it.
“I think people would be surprised to know that I went less like, you know the man behind the tree meme?” Mayer asked, rubbing his hands together. “It was… more like [looking around and wondering]’Me?'”
The songwriter, who has made headlines over the years for dating Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston and more A-listers, has also set the record straight about who his 2001 hit song “Your Body Is a Wonderland” is about .
The American Music Award winner confirmed that the ballad is not based on any of his famous exes, clarifying that he had “never met a famous person” when he wrote the lyrics.
“It was about my first girlfriend [in high school]Mayer explained. “I was 21 when I wrote that song and I was nostalgic because I was 16.”
While on tour earlier this year, the artist told the audience that he wished people would stop telling him to settle down.
“I’m fine because the left side of my bed is just a row of pillows. I sleep next to a row of pillows,” Mayer joked at the time. “That pile of pillows don’t hate me, don’t hate me, and don’t bring me down.”
He added that he was doing “good” and believed that one day he would “meet someone”.
“If I do that, it’s going to be additive and great and great,” Mayer said on stage. “But until then I’ll be fine.”