In a recent interview with New York Magazine, Clay Aiken revealed that he isn’t interested in dating anyone (male or female), and that he doesn’t enjoy going out to bars and clubs. Why? Because he’s not a nighttime person…
â€œLetâ€™s not fool ourselves,â€ he says with his eyebrows up in his arch, queeny way. â€œThe truth is? There are people like Justin Timberlake, males who are cool on radio right now, and then thereâ€™s me. If I heard myself in a dance club? If I went into a dance clubâ€”which I never doâ€”and I heard Clay Aiken come on, Iâ€™d roll my eyes and get out. But you know what? Iâ€™m fine with being kind of vanilla! Itâ€™s oh-kye!â€ In his book, Aiken says that itâ€™s not just clubs but also bars he dislikes: â€œThe only reason people go to bars is to get drunk and have sex. To me, bars are what hell is like.â€
He imagines his social life here will be â€œnonexistent, really. Iâ€™m not a nighttime person.â€ He does not plan on dating, and he is not involved with anyone. â€œHeck, no,â€ he says. â€œMy dogs.â€ He has never had a romantic relationship with anyone, unless you count the girls he took to dances back in high school in Raleigh. â€œI just donâ€™t have an interest in â€¦ any of that at all. I have got too much on my plate,â€ he says. â€œIâ€™d rather focus on one thing and do that when I can devote time to it, and right now, I just donâ€™t have any desire.â€
But Aiken is 29 years old and he is also a human. Surely he must have needs. Urges. He contemplates this in silence for 20 or 30 seconds. â€œAh think maybe I donâ€™t! I mean, not really. Iâ€™ve just kind of shut it off, maybe. Is that bad?â€
So does that mean he’s asexual? Call me ignorant, but that’s the conclusion I’m drawing here. It’s not like he’s 10 years old and at that stage where “girls are icky and have cooties.” We’re talking about a grown ass man here! And based on the interview, NO ONE (neither guys nor women) appeal to him. I mean … somebody help me out here. I’m confused lol
Anyhow, catch Clay Aiken in his broadway debut in “Spamalot” from now up until May 4th.