September 01, 2023


Selena Gomez talks about 'standards' for dating

Selena Gomez feels boys confuse standards with high maintenance

By George Johnson September 01, 2023
Selena Gomez talks about standards for dating
Selena Gomez talks about 'standards' for dating

Selena Gomez speaks out her dating 'standards' she sets for herself to escape any unwanted situation.

"I think I have standards, and I think I live in a world right now where boys confuse standards with high maintenance," the Calm Down singer told SiriusXM Hits 1 LA with Tony Fly and Symon Thursday.

She was replying after they noted that, in her new song, Single Soon, she calls herself "a little bit high maintenance, but I'm worth a try."

"It really isn't [the same thing]," she added. "But the line was really fun because I'm not ashamed to say, 'I actually require X, Y, and Z for you to be with me. So, in a way, it was just meant to be for the attitude of the song. And that's genuinely how I feel."

She described that any potential suitor needs to be "cool."

"Not cool in the sense that people think you're cool," she elaborated. "You just gotta be nice and, like, please make me laugh and also just be good to my family and people around you."

"That's a good X, Y, Z," co-host Tony Fly said, prompting Gomez to respond, "Yeah, I think so. We'll see."

During the interview, she previously mentioned that she takes pleasure in being single.

"I think everybody goes through the phase of, 'Oh, it'd be nice to like have someone,' and I get that," the Single Soon singer said.

"But, you know, I'm just enjoying where I'm at and I, I just want to be happy with who I am so that whenever that person comes into my life, I can just have them add on to me instead of being this insecure, you know, person that I normally used to be."