'High maintenance' Selena Gomez divides internet after sharing her requirements of a potential partner

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By Asiya Ali

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Selena Gomez has sparked a debate online after sharing her dating requirements.

The 31-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place alum released her song titled 'Single Soon' on streaming services last August.

During an interview on SiriusXM, Gomez opened up about the track after hosts Tony Fly and Symon asked about one particular line from the song, which reads: "I know I'm a little high maintenance, but I'm worth a try / Might not give a reason why (oh well)."

The hosts then asked the 'Come & Get It' singer if she considers herself high maintenance, which is someone who requires a lot of attention, time, money, or effort, according to Collins Dictionary.

Watch Gomez talk about being "high maintenance" below:

The 'Love You Like A Love Song' musician spoke about the label, explaining: "I think I have standards, and I think I live in a world right now where boys confuse standards with high maintenance."

"The line was really fun because I'm not ashamed to say," she continued. "I actually require X, Y, and Z for you to be with me. So in a way, it was just meant to be for the attitude of the song, and that's genuinely what I feel."

The interviewers prodded her to explain what her ‘X, Y, and Z’ conditions, are and she said: "You gotta be cool, man."

"Not cool in the sense that people think you're cool. You just gotta be nice and like, please make me laugh and also just be good to my family and people around you," she added.

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Her comment has sparked a mixed debate online, with many people arguing that there's nothing wrong with Gomez having certain requirements for her partner and others stating the opposite.

One user agreed with the singer and wrote: "Asking for a partner that kind, funny, and genuinely nice to yourself and your loved ones is not high maintenance. Those are perfectly acceptable standards. She doesn't want a boy. She wants her forever human."

A second shared a similar belief: "Those aren't high standards, those are decent qualities that everyone should have, which is her point. If a dude tells you he can't meet these requirements, they're the problem."

A third added: "Well I like her standards, be nice to her, her family, nice just in general. Someone who fits in with her vibes so she doesn't have to be insecure. I don't call that high maintenance, isn't that what everybody is just looking for?"

Meanwhile, others criticized the singer-actress, with one user stating: "So she’s superficial."

Another wrote: "She's a rich celebrity. Being a good guy isn't the only requirement, he also has to be rich and perfect. She does have super high standards and she is high maintenance. These are all just facts."

Gomez is currently dating Benny Blanco. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, Gomez said that everybody goes through the stage of "it'd be nice to have someone," and went on to say how she was content being single at the time and was comfortable with it.

"I think everybody goes through the phase of, 'Oh, it'd be nice to like have someone', and I get that," she continued. "But you know, I’m just enjoying where I’m at."

"And I just want to be happy with who I am so that whenever that person comes into my life, I can just have them add on to me, instead of being this insecure person that I normally used to be," she added.

A few months after the interview, the former Disney Channel star revealed that she was now dating record producer and songwriter, Benny Blanco.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty

'High maintenance' Selena Gomez divides internet after sharing her requirements of a potential partner

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Selena Gomez has sparked a debate online after sharing her dating requirements.

The 31-year-old Wizards of Waverly Place alum released her song titled 'Single Soon' on streaming services last August.

During an interview on SiriusXM, Gomez opened up about the track after hosts Tony Fly and Symon asked about one particular line from the song, which reads: "I know I'm a little high maintenance, but I'm worth a try / Might not give a reason why (oh well)."

The hosts then asked the 'Come & Get It' singer if she considers herself high maintenance, which is someone who requires a lot of attention, time, money, or effort, according to Collins Dictionary.

Watch Gomez talk about being "high maintenance" below:

The 'Love You Like A Love Song' musician spoke about the label, explaining: "I think I have standards, and I think I live in a world right now where boys confuse standards with high maintenance."

"The line was really fun because I'm not ashamed to say," she continued. "I actually require X, Y, and Z for you to be with me. So in a way, it was just meant to be for the attitude of the song, and that's genuinely what I feel."

The interviewers prodded her to explain what her ‘X, Y, and Z’ conditions, are and she said: "You gotta be cool, man."

"Not cool in the sense that people think you're cool. You just gotta be nice and like, please make me laugh and also just be good to my family and people around you," she added.

Credit: Anadolu / Getty

Her comment has sparked a mixed debate online, with many people arguing that there's nothing wrong with Gomez having certain requirements for her partner and others stating the opposite.

One user agreed with the singer and wrote: "Asking for a partner that kind, funny, and genuinely nice to yourself and your loved ones is not high maintenance. Those are perfectly acceptable standards. She doesn't want a boy. She wants her forever human."

A second shared a similar belief: "Those aren't high standards, those are decent qualities that everyone should have, which is her point. If a dude tells you he can't meet these requirements, they're the problem."

A third added: "Well I like her standards, be nice to her, her family, nice just in general. Someone who fits in with her vibes so she doesn't have to be insecure. I don't call that high maintenance, isn't that what everybody is just looking for?"

Meanwhile, others criticized the singer-actress, with one user stating: "So she’s superficial."

Another wrote: "She's a rich celebrity. Being a good guy isn't the only requirement, he also has to be rich and perfect. She does have super high standards and she is high maintenance. These are all just facts."

Gomez is currently dating Benny Blanco. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Getty

Elsewhere in the interview, Gomez said that everybody goes through the stage of "it'd be nice to have someone," and went on to say how she was content being single at the time and was comfortable with it.

"I think everybody goes through the phase of, 'Oh, it'd be nice to like have someone', and I get that," she continued. "But you know, I’m just enjoying where I’m at."

"And I just want to be happy with who I am so that whenever that person comes into my life, I can just have them add on to me, instead of being this insecure person that I normally used to be," she added.

A few months after the interview, the former Disney Channel star revealed that she was now dating record producer and songwriter, Benny Blanco.

Featured image credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty