ADELE has revealed why she was determined to avoid casual sex in LA after her divorce.
The Brit singer, 33, sat down with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe to discuss new album 30 and the personal drama that fuelled it.
Much of the album is inspired by Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki and the impact it had on her life and son Angelo.
Speaking about the track Can I Get It, she explained: “Obviously it’s got this massive pop chorus and stuff… but the lyrics in the verse that I just love, and that one is about, when I was, oh, okay, I could be open to dating.
“First of all, LA is not the f***ing place to go dating when you’re Adele, I tell you that. It was like watching my friends, it was all casual sex. And everyone had slept with each other. And I was like, I’m not doing that. I’m not, I’m not, that’s not… I’ve left my marriage to go forward, not to f***ing go backwards. So that’s what that’s about.”
Adele, who is in a relationship with millionaire sports agent Rich Paul, has transformed her image over the past two years, losing seven stone.
Before her current relationship began, Adele opted not to go down the dating app route.
But the idea of being chatted up in a bar wasn’t much more appealing, and she often found herself being hit on by married men.
She said: “I would try and be like, ‘How did you meet so and so,’ and they’d be like, ‘On an app.’ But I’m like, ‘Oh f*** I can’t do that.’ But what it was, I wasn’t interested in men at all. But what it was that it’d be like… I was at my friend’s birthday party and people that I had just met in LA since I moved there or whatever, I was always married. I was always taken, suddenly [men] were trying to chirpse me at the bar. And I’ll be like, ‘Are you flirting with me? Don’t you…’. I’d be like, ‘I’m married.’ I’d be like, ‘No, I don’t want to f***ing go out with you, I’m married.’ And I wasn’t anymore.
“It was very, very strange. But oh my God was sort of that and just being, please don’t let me voluntarily put myself in a f***ing situation that I’m going to regret. And also I’m grateful that I didn’t date for most of 25 because I feel like I’ve really gotten away with it. I’ve not had any horrible people come and tell stories about me or anything like that.”
The superstar has been in relationships for the bulk of her adult life and admitted adapting to single life was tough.
“I’ve never been this well-known and been single,” she said. “So I was with someone most of 19 and then I was in the studio. I wasn’t with anyone, but I was in the studio writing about who that album is about.
“And then straight after 21 I got with Simon. So I hadn’t been… so I didn’t… I don’t- I just never experienced, A) dating as a grownup really but also everyone knowing who I am and then…I didn’t want to date anyone.”