John Mayer was looking just a little touristy as he made his way through Amsterdam yesterday, trying to keep a low profile under his black hood. Looks like he was flying solo for a bit, but we have a feeling that Jennifer Aniston wasn't too far away. While John's music is what brings him overseas, it's no secret that the media is more interested in his current relationship than his shows. In a recent interview with The Telegraph, John does his best to gloss over his dating history while giving us a few hints about what he's really like. Here are highlights:
- On dating: "I've never cheated on anybody, so you won't have anybody coming out the woodwork saying that I have. Instead of worrying about career damage, I've dated women. All I've ever done was decided that I fancied somebody, and said, 'Would you like to go out and get a meal somewhere?' And done so in a social setting, where other people can see you. And then maybe 'Would you like to go have another meal?' Maybe did that a few times. And then, when I realized that I didn't wanna wrong anybody by continuing, said, 'I'd rather be a great friend to you than a bad boyfriend.' I swear to God, I have a really good track record!"
- On how the public perceives him: "I think I'm a good beer-buddy. The only people I rub up wrong are the people who think I shouldn't be having this good a time: the people who go, 'No one man should be that happy.' 'Not fair,' is what you should have the world screaming to you. That is how you should be pissin' people off."
- On making decisions: "The one thing I'll take with me to my grave, hopefully, is that I've never made a decision based on anything other than my heart."
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- On people's perceptions of his motivation: "It's a very interesting thing, man," he says, fidgeting as he locates what he hopes are the right words. "I never really think about money, to be honest with you. I've never done things for money." He pauses briefly, then corrects himself. "Er, very few things have I done for money." Another pause - this one more the deliberate timing of a comedian. "I've never done things solely for money," he grins. "I think that's what I wanna say. But the idea that there would be any advantage...?"
John may have spent his fair share of time with a few of Hollywood's most beautiful women, but his sincerity definitely helps to set him apart from a couple of other playboys out there.