Selena Gomez Dishes on Dating in the Public Eye: 'It Makes It a Little Harder for People to Take Me Seriously'

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Selena Gomez is opening up about Justin Bieber, dating and life in the spotlight in a new interview to be published in Vogue Australia's September issue.

Gomez spoke with the magazine about the difficulties of having the spotlight on her personal life, specifically, her very public relationship with Bieber.

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"For a while my private life was the most talked about thing," the 24-year-old singer said. "Nobody really knows everything and they can only assume. You want to do what you love but all this other stuff overshadows it so it makes it a little harder for people to take me seriously."

But with her successful Revival world tour under way, Gomez -- the most followed person on Instagram -- seems to have made her peace with the constant attention. "I figured it’s just temporary. I feel like that fortunately and unfortunately it’s where my life is at the moment and I have to accept it."

Still, the spotlight makes it harder to date outside her circle of friends. "Because I think people would think it's kind of dumb [to date me]," she admitted. "Nobody would want to throw themselves into that situation where it was so heightened publicly, like, why would they?"

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The "Hands to Myself" singer said her perfect guy would be a "low-key" actor, writer or producer – "but those kind of guys are terrified of me!"

Check out Selena's dramatic new look for the latest leg of her Revival tour in this video.