In a New York Times interview posted Thursday, the singer-songwriter revealed that his new single, “Still Feel Like Your Man,” is about her. The two dated on and off for about a year and a half until early 2014.
“Who else would I be thinking about?” he said. “And by the way, it’s a testament to the fact that I have not dated a lot of people in the last five, six years. That was my only relationship. So it’s like, give me this, people.”
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“There were times when tears came out of me, and I went, OK, John, this is not about an on-again, off-again relationship. This is something more profound,” he told The New York Times.
He told the outlet that since his and Perry’s split, he has hardly dated, although he has used a dating app, adding, “It’s just lot of chatter…we all talk to the same people. There are very few people actually meeting up.”
He also talked about wanting to settle down with someone and start a family.
“I wish there was somebody to throw me the 40th,” he said. “I want the baby with the protective earphones” [by the side of the stage].”