“Womanizer” John Mayer Says He’s Lost “The Liquid Courage” to Date

In 2016, Mayer quite drinking and by default, dating, too.

Don’t hold your breath, ladies — John Mayer is off the market, but not for reasons that you may think. Although the “Your Body Is a Wonderland” singer describes himself as a “long-term relationship” kind of guy, he told podcast host Alex Cooper that his lust for dating died around the same time he pulled the plug on his relationship with alcohol in 2016.

“Dating is no longer a codified activity for me, it doesn’t exist in a kind of… it’s not patterned anymore,” Mayer revealed on Wednesday’s episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast. “I don’t really date — I don’t think that I have to, to be quite honest.”

In recent years, Mayer has taken up a noticeable disinterest in dating. He claims this comes from a lack of adrenaline or “liquid courage” that was once fueled by alcohol.

“I quit drinking like six years ago, so I don’t have the liquid courage,” he said, before adding, “I just have dry courage.”

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Mayer’s dating history is that of a rom-com film: from Taylor Swift and Minka Kelly to Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Albeit, details of his love life haven’t always been well-received. Umm hello, have you listened to “Dear John”?

“I think, look, the elephant in the room is that I’m on a show that caters to women, and I have a couple of name plates on me, like ‘Lothario’ and ‘womanizer,’ and I think that is what that is,” he said on the podcast.

The “Last Train Home” singer noted that the business he grew up in morphed his perception on dating and love. Mayer, who wholeheartedly believes in love, added he was advised to “capitalize” on moments of romantic interest.

“And so I felt very deeply when somebody liked me. Very deeply,” he said.

While Mayer has come under fire for being a “womanizer,” he can confidently says all he ever wanted was for his relationships to “go the distance.”

“My entire life, today included, if you told me that I could have a great two months with someone but it would end on the first day of the third month, I would not be interested,” Mayer told Cooper. “I’ve always sought potential for a long-term relationship.”

Never say never, John! You never know who may come knocking.

Emily Weaver
Emily is a NYC-based freelance entertainment and lifestyle writer — though, she’ll never pass up the opportunity to talk about women’s health and sports (she thrives during the Olympics). Read more
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