Asked if she was over the relationship, Bullock said, "I don't think you ever get over something that is honest... "Never in a million years do I think that success is what pushed a love away," Bullock countered. We both made mistakes and you've got to go on."Precious.Asked if she wanted to be married, the then 30ish-old Bullock (she used to play coy about such things way back in the day), told Walters, "I'd love to be in a place where I go, 'I'm ready to be married.'" But she wasn't ready then."I'm just saying go out and have a conversation and know that they find you attractive and go, 'Okay, I'm not the piece of trash that I thought I was two days ago.' Allow yourself a week or two to eat bonbons and be depressed but then make your friends take you out. I've never been in a place that I couldn't get out of.The worst parts of being dumped or breaking up is the night time, going to sleep and wanting to fall asleep and wondering where they are every second of the time."That being said, Bullock didn't believe that rebounding was going to solve all her problems. Yes, sometimes you stay in a place for a while because you're trying to figure out.'Cause the good times mean absolutely nothing at all." that she had once sworn off dating actors, assuming they wouldn't have the best intentions, but "I generalized and it wasn't fair because I met some people that aren't that way."These two were rumored to be the hot couple after co-starring in (on which Bullock had used her blockbuster clout to help Mc Conaughey land the job, which turned out to be his big break).But when the nearly two-year romance was unfolding, neither admitted to it in real time. I always feel like the minute I say it the sky will fall.I think we spend too much time looking for things that are more things that society wants us to look for and that we get from a magazine rather than that are really worth it... Somebody you can admire and be proud of and sit back and go, 'this is my man.'And whether or not he's a millionaire, or he's a painter, a musician, or somebody who just, you know, shucks clams, it's that respect level that we forget to look for."There haven't been any clam shuckers in the mix (not professional ones, anyway), but when Bullock was just kinda doing her her thing in the dating department and making her way in Hollywood, she was a wellspring of information. (Yeah, Tate Donovan was kinda gingery back in the day...)Over the years, she has candidly admitted to having once sent herself flowers to jog a guy's interest in her (it worked), to a pattern of attracting guys with the best intentions, to her tendency to put the guy first and herself second, and to her belief in the adage that the best way to get over someone is to meet someone else.
If there was no "just," then they could technically , as "just friends," Bullock said, "Let me see if I can answer that politically and correctly.
If somebody does not swat it right back to me, I'll get bored."But in 2010, when she nearly simultaneously got divorced and became a mom, there was a definite shift in how Bullock approached talking about herself and how much she was willing to share about her personal life.
Because after son Louis arrived, was the man in her life, and mother and child's privacy was paramount.
By now she's sat through interviews at every stage of the romance game, through the ups and the downs, when it was real and when it was just a passing rumor, during the honeymoon phase and then in the thick of the postmortem after it all went wrong.
But through the majority of it, Bullock was refreshingly candid and often endearingly self-deprecating (see above quote) about dating and breakups (though she wouldn't usually say much star mused, "Maybe people spend too much time looking. You'd like to know that that person can, a, make you laugh, and , you know can really stimulate you and excite you when they're gone and you think about them. I have a thing for red haired Irish boys as we know," she quipped.