Drew Barrymore thinks that her dating life is not the most ideal as she “can’t fit in,” so an easy way out for her is to swear off men completely.
In a conversation with her guest Jane Fonda on Wednesday’s episode of The Drew Barrymore Show, the 45-year-old revealed that she is trying to take a different approach to her dating life.
“Recently you said that you were swearing off men,” Barrymore told Fonda. “Can I please talk to you about this? ‘Cause I think I’m there and have been there for the last five years. What’s happening?”
The 82-year-old Fonda told Barrymore, “You’re so young! You’re too young to swear off anything. You have to stay open to anything, Drew. I’m too old, so it’s very easy to swear off getting undressed, even in candlelight.”
Barrymore responded to Fonda, saying that she was “not closed for business,” but hasn’t been in “that mentality for the last five years.”
“I just don’t have the bandwidth, I don’t know if I’m willing to open [up],” Barrymore revealed. “I just can’t fit it in.”
Fonda empathetically encouraged the host, saying that she could “squeeze a little affair or two in there.”
Despite believing that everybody on this planet “needs love in some form,” Barrymore’s marriage has taught her one thing —that she’ll never marry again. However, she believes that people are “constantly contending with relationships.”
“Love and those relationships may look differently for people. But it’s there at its core. So, I can’t help but want to explore and examine that,” the 50 First Dates actress said, adding that she has even tried online dating.
“I went on a couple of dates,” the mom of two revealed. “A lot of people totally ghosted me. And one time, I was waiting to go on a date, and at the time we were supposed to meet just wrote, ‘Yeah, I can’t.'”
The dates made her think that she’d rather hang out with her friends and “never, never, never … get married again.”
“You break up, and you move on. You get divorced, and it’s just so different. I love that we are trying to hold on to an institution that [started] when the closest person to you for companionship was a three-day horse ride away and your life span was 30 years,” she added.
With all of her marriage and dating experiences, Barrymore is quite open to the idea of another relationship where she would like to meet someone, especially when her kids go off to college.
“Or a year from now, I could be totally in love. I’m open to it; I’m not seeking it. My cup runneth over. I have so much love in my life, she said.
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