Katy Perry looks fun and festive on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s October 2014 issue, on newsstands September 23.
Here’s what the 29-year-old superstar had to share with the mag:
On what she’s learned from past relationships: “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.”
On what she wants in a future relationship: 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. 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.”
On where she meets guys: “Well, 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.”
For more from Katy, visit HarpersBazaar.com.