Rihanna on love and why she returned to Chris Brown

Deep down, the singer wants her fairy tale ending. Just not right now

By Andrea Tim | Published: 7 Oct 2015

Rihanna's love life
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Rihanna won't have casual sex.

"If I wanted to I would completely do that," the Barbadian singer said in the November issue of Vanity Fair. "I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like shit."

She believes in gentlemen-like qualities and realises that these attributes are becoming a thing of the past.

"Now men are afraid to be men," she said. "They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you're nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you're less of a man... and girls are settling for that, but I won't. I will wait forever if I have to."

"That's why I haven't been having sex or even really seeing anybody," Rihanna revealed, "because I don't want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I'm human, I'm a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do – just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow?... I can't do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me."

A lesson on protecting your dignity, everyone. Who better to take it from than a girl who has survived an abusive relationship? Rihanna had been abused by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown when they were dating – it blew up into a scandal, but even she has forgiven him.

"I was that girl, that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others," she explained about how she felt like she had to be a "guardian angel" to Chris. "I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn't understand him."

When it finally became too much for Rihanna, she ended the relationship for good.

"Sometimes you just have to walk away," the 27-year-old told Vanity Fair. "I don't hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now."

It's a lonely life, especially when she's got so much to deal with – her career is such that her schedule is always packed. However, she's more than willing to wait for 'the one.'

"I'm fine being with myself. I don't want to really let anybody in. I've got too much on my plate, and I'm not even worried about it," Rihanna added. "A very extraordinary gentleman, with a lot of patience, will come along when I least expect it. And I don't want it right now. I can't really be everything for someone. This is my reality right now."

But her knight in shining armour won't be riding a white horse, if she has anything to say about it.

"Probably on a black motorcycle," she suggested. Oh, RiRi.

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