When dating guys, Cyrus explained that there was always this “overly macho energy” she didn’t like. “That made me feel like I had to be a femme-bot, which I’m not,” she reveals.
However, on the flip side, she was actually the one who began taking on that type of protective personality when dating women. “When I was with a girl, I felt like, ‘Oh sh*t, she’s going to need someone to protect her, so I’m going to need to have this macho energy.’ And that didn’t feel right either.”
But whether she ends up with a man or a woman in the future, one thing’s for sure: there’s going to be a mutual respect.
The singer opened up about her last Valentine’s Day experience (likely with Patrick Schwarzenegger, though she didn’t name names) and how she couldn’t help but cry while looking at the heterosexual couples that surrounded her.
“All the women in the restaurant were with these older, fat men that had just let themselves go. They were just being drunk bastards,” she explains. “And then the women were sitting there, trying so hard just to look good. And they’re ignoring them the whole time. And I thought, ‘I’m not living like this,'” she says. “If I end up in a straight relationship, that’s fine — but I’m not going to be with f*cking slob guys who are watching porn, making all their girls feel ugly.”
But after recalling several times she spent crying before dates because she was concerned about the guy noticing her pimple, Cyrus promises she’s stopped caring about the superficial stuff. More than just not being a slob, she’s simply looking for someone she can connect with beyond a physical level.
“F*cking is easy. You can find someone to f*ck in five seconds,” she says. “We want to find someone we can talk to. And be ourselves with. That’s fairly slim pickings.”
For more, check out Cyrus’ full interview in Time magazine.