"I'm excited to find a partner who can just be my teammate," the "I Kissed a Girl" singer tells Glamour in its February "Man Issue," on newsstands Jan. 12. "And there's got to be respect. For me, that's hard because it's easy for me to steamroll guys. I need a man who tells me the party's over, that it's time to go home, because [we] have to work in the morning.”
The interview was done before the couple confirmed their New Year's Eve engagement on Wednesday, but Perry does deliver the dish on meeting her man.
'"When [Russell] was filming Get Him to the Greek, I did a cameo with him. My scene called for me to make out with him. And on the way down the stairs after the scene, I was hopping like a bunny. I hop like a bunny when I’m happy – I get a bit childlike," says Perry, 25, who has been dating Brand, 34, since the fall.
Perry also talks about the challenge of getting close to people. “I have always been this character, but I kind of cartoon-ized myself a little bit [in my stage persona]. So when someone really likes me, it's like here comes a person! I wonder if you can handle this."
As for whether she really just wants to kiss a girl, like she croons in her hit song, that's only if men let her down, Perry says.
"I have a soft spot for women – I'm not afraid of it," she says. “Some women walk into the room, and they're so beautiful and you're like, 'I wanna smell you,' you know? I have certain girlfriends who I just think are the most angelic, beautiful creatures. And if any of my boyfriends ever fail me, I’ll turn to them!”