How did being in the closet affect your romantic life? I've always liked girls too, so it was easy to be romantic with a girl publicly and privately with guys. I've never had much time or interest in relationships, I was always so busy touring with my band and putting out music, and travelling and filming TV shows and films in different cities every month, so it never really mattered until recently. It's funny, everyone always says they wish they had come out sooner. It's like life starts only after you come out and discover your true self, and share it with the people you love and your peers. What was your coming out experience like? I was a kid when my parents caught me and friends messing around. That was awkward, but my parents were supportive and said 'one day you'll fall in love with a girl and get married and you'll do that stuff with her.' That was a fun lesson at 6 years-old. I had girlfriends, and then I had crazy romances with men all over the world. So I told my family. They always just seemed confused, and wanted me to have kids one day. That was their only request. But they always loved and supported me. I've been incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful family. What are the top three qualities you look for in a man? Integrity. Hard-working. Charm. Biggest deal-breaker? Lies. Total deal-breaker if I can't trust you. I can deal with anything, and I appreciate a challenge and people with opposing views. I love it. I learn so much from people that challenge me. But if I catch anyone lying, I'm done. Best date you've ever been on? I'll keep that private. ...and the worst? Any date that ended in a lie. That's the deal-breaker for me. If I catch anyone lying about anything, or mistreating anyone, then I'm done. What’s your favourite part of a man’s body? That's clearly a thinly veiled top or bottom question. [laughs] So... all of it. Do you have an *ahem* ‘three date rule’? No. Who’s your celebrity crush? I don't have one. It changes every five years or so. My type is anyone confident, driven, honest, hardworking, charming, caring, and dedicated to what they believe in. The physical doesn't matter much to me anymore as long as they take care of themselves. I've learned to love it all physically if someone is the right match. What’s your hidden talent? I can convince myself to take on any challenge, even when everyone tells me it's impossible - and I've had the most success with those endeavors. The June issue of Attitude is out now. Buy in print, subscribe or download. You can see all 100 of Attitude's Bachelors of the Year here. More stories: Here’s all the inside action from the Attitude Bachelors of the Year party Revealed: Attitude’s Bachelor of the Year 2017
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