Want to score a date with “Surfboard” singer Cody Simpson? Well, here’s step one — be of an advanced age!
Woah woah woah, step back for a second, all you Mrs. Robinsons out there. He’s underage until January. 17-year-old Cody recently split with 19-year-old model Gigi Hadid, and he told People that her older woman status was one of the things that attracted him to her in the first place.
“I’m a big fan when a girl is smarter than you,” Simpson said. “That’s why I’ve been with older girls, ’cause I like intelligence.”
This definitely explains why Simpson didn’t choose to date the girls in his own grade — because if you go by the Game of Grade Point Averages, there was literally no one in his high school class that was smarter than him. Simpson graduated as the valedictorian of his Atlanta high school last Thursday (May 22), officially putting his money where his mouth is. And in case all of that intelligence and older woman-loving wasn’t enough to put you on Team Simpson, know that he is also cultured and extremely well-traveled.
“Instead of learning about Europe, I got to go to Europe and immerse myself into all these cultures and get a better understanding,” Simpson continued. “I got to go to the U.K. last year and visit Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace and all these places I had learned about.”
So step three of scoring a date with Simpson — after all of that intelligence and old lady-ness — is hanging out at major historical landmarks. Just don’t necessarily expect him to approach you while you’re reading “Infinite Jest” at the top of Machu Picchu, because cheesy pick-up lines aren’t exactly his style.
“I have never really used a pick-up line,” Simpson said. “An intelligent way to use pick-up lines is don’t use pick-up lines. The best way is through handling a situation with confidence — hint at a girl but not be too forward.”