Rihanna: Men Need to Earn My Love

Celebrity News Jul. 7, 2011 AT 7:51PM
Rihanna: Men Need to Earn My Love

Think you have what it takes to date Rihanna?

Currently single (she split with pro baseball player Matt Kemp in December), the 23-year-old "California King Bed" singer tells the August issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. she's ready for romance.

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"I'm open to love. But guys should have to earn it. Because the minute they get it, they want something else," she explains. "Men are like hunters: they like the chase. So you have to keep 'em guessing. Actually, I'm like that too. I get bored quickly. So if someone can make me laugh, that's the best."

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Being in the public eye, she says, makes dating more difficult. "It can definitely be intimidating to guys to date someone in this industry," Rihanna admits. "It's really hard to find a guy who doesn't care about that stuff. Right now, it's easier just having my career to focus on."

The singer also opens up about her devastating split with Chris Brown, who abused Rihanna following a pre-Grammys party in February 2009.

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"It was a very aggressive and defensive time, and that allowed me to start not giving a sh*t. I walked around with a very f**k-you attitude," Rihanna says. "I've always been good at masking my emotions. For me, it's tougher to be vulnerable than to be tough."

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