Selena Gomez Dishes About Dating in Hollywood, What She Wants in a Guy and Her 21st Birthday Plans

"I think I'm OK with being content right now. I think that's what I'm happy with and then whatever happens, happens," she told Ryan Seacrest

By Bruna Nessif Jul 22, 2013 4:17 AMTags
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Selena Gomez is very content with where she is in life right now, but that's after learning a couple of lessons along the way.

The very soon-to-be 21-year-old star (her birthday's tomorrow!) opened up about a number of topics during her E! Special with Ryan Seacrest tonight, including the struggle of fame and what she learned from dating such a high-profile celeb.

"You are who you surround yourself with. I know that's such a cliché quote, but it's true. I've just witnessed it too much," Gomez said in reference to how she stays level-headed in Hollywood.

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"At the end of the day success is nothing if you don't have the right people to share it with, you're just gonna end up lonely."

But when it comes to the glitz and the glamour, Selena admitted, "I've had my moments. It's fun to go to some of the parties and it's just fun to meet people."

Gomez, who was last linked to pop star Justin Bieber and has maintained an on-again, off-again relationship with the singer, confirmed to Seacrest that they're not together at this time.

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However, her very public relationship with such a well-known celeb taught the young star what to do (and what not to do) in the future.

"I learned a lot. I learned that I should definitely keep it way more private next time."

Now guys, if you're already gearing up to profess your love to Selena, you may want to know what she's looking for.

"Honesty," Gomez answered when asked about what she looks for in a man.

"Egos turn me off, big time. I mean it's hard to just date in this industry, it really is, because it doesn't have to be anything serious, it can just be something fun—and it should be because I'm young—but, you just can't really help the people that you meet or that you fall in love with or that you wanna date. I want someone who can make me laugh and just be normal and understand my lifestyle and how I wanna live it."

Although finding that guy would be nice, Selena's in no rush.

"I think I'm OK with being content right now. I think that's what I'm happy with and then whatever happens, happens," she told Seacrest.

Plus, she's got more important tasks at hand—like planning the big shindig for her 21st birthday!

"I'll have a birthday party but I'll have a dinner on the actual birthday and I will order my first glass at a restaurant," which the celeb shared will probably be red wine.

Cheers to that!