John Mayer has been named Cosmopolitan's fun fearless male of the year. He was honored at NYC's Cipriani today alongside some other men, including Tony Romo. Wonder if they talked about Jess. Cosmo gushes about John in their upcoming issue, saying how sexy and talented he is. Here's some tidbits of the article:
Cosmo: How does turning 30 feel?
John Mayer: It represents a little bit of an arrival. It's ceremonial, but it's not frightening.
C: Has anything changed about the way you interact with women?
J: I can get more out of relationships with less fireworks. A lot of people like to start a fire to feel heat. They're like "Oh, makeup sex is the best sex!" Fuck you, no, it's not. The best sex is the decision by two people to just blow each other's minds...safely. It's about learning about someone enough to want to blow their mind without blowing up their heart. When you're young, you love misery. But when you get older, you learn how just to have passion.
C: In all seriousness, how hard is it to date when you're famous?
J: I just feel like if something doesn't work out with a girl, she has such ammunition against me - even if it was the most respectful, on-the-level coming together and then I realize that it doesn't have what it takes to run the distance. The woman has all the power to say, "I knew I was getting played. My friends told me I couldn't trust you." It's such a scenario of me as a villain that I'm going to feel trapped with you because I don't want you to think I'm a bad guy. I hate hurting people. If I could buy chemistry on the street in a bottle, I'd do it.
C: How do you know you're into a girl?
J: If I wake up in the morning and I don't want to get you a coffee or if I don't see you for a week and I don't want to go figure out something to FedEx you, then we've got a problem. You can fake the words I miss you, but you can't fake getting someone a book.
C: Have you ever done anything really embarrassing for love?
J: One time, I was dating this girl, and we had both expressed a mutual love of office supplies. I went to an arts-and-crafts store and bought a basket and some of that fake hay that you put in gift baskets. Then I went to Staples, and I made a cellophane-wrapped office-supply bouquet.
C: What's the secret to having a good relationship?
J: I don't mess around or play games. I don't believe in them. I just want honesty. I'd rather wake up one morning and say, "You know what? I had a really terrible dream that you were fucking somebody else. Can you just give me extra love today?" instead of getting in a fight about some stupid shit and then at the end of the day being like, "Okay, can I tell you why I've been like this?" I'd rather say "Heads up" than "I'm sorry" later. Your relationship is supposed to be the safe place.
C: Have you ever tried to make a girl break up with you?
J: No. I've thought about it, but I won't do it. You never know who's going to become a friend. As soon as I know I want to break up with someone, I break up with her. You'll always get the truth from me.
C: What's the most fearless thing you've done?
J: I'd say stand-up comedy. It's actually very fearful; it just appears fearless. Doing fearless things doesn't mean you're not scared shitless.
C: How nervous do you actually get?
J: Beyond. It's masochistic.
C: Are you funny?
J: I don't know. That's why I'm so compelled to try it: because I'm not sure whether I'm funny or not. I don't make people laugh that much. I like a beating. That's my problem.
C: Do you have any other hidden talents?
J: I can get into anything, like training a hawk or learning how to fly a helicopter. I collect watches. I went through a blackjack phase. I'd like to learn locksmithing. Being more multifaceted makes you a better companion, and it would make you a better husband.
C: Any innocent celebrity crushes?
J: None of them are innocent. They're all very sordid and nothing that I couldn't describe to you without a 3-D model.
C: How do you handle the scrutiny you're under as a celeb?
J: When someone writes "He's so fugly," I just laugh. It's funny! And then another person will say "He's so hot." I like it when people don't agree on you. When everybody agrees on you, that's when you disappear.