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Lauren Graham Explains Why She's Okay With Being 42 And Single

Wed, February 17, 2010 7:15pm EDT by Add first Comment
Matthew Rolston for the March 2010 issue of "More"

Who says being single means you’re not completely successful? Lauren Graham does not agree – and neither do we.

Lauren Graham has dated a slew of well-known actors — Marc Blucas, Tate Donovan, and Matthew Perry, to name a few — but at 42, the former Gilmore Girl star still hasn’t settled down — and is actually fine with that, thank you very much.

“What is so funny to me is I’m in a profession where two percent of people are working,” Lauren explains in the March issue of More magazine, adding, “Yet there’s still this implication that you’re not completely successful if you’re single and in your forties. Well, why not? I wanted a horse when I was growing up too. Does that mean I’m not successful, because I don’t have a horse?”

We hadn’t heard that particular argument before, but hey, whatever works.

Lauren, who’s new dramedy Parenthood premieres on NBC March 2, also claims that her inability to find the right guy comes from one possible character flaw: she says she’s socially awkward.

“I’ve only connected with people I met by accident,” she admits. “My first boyfriend in high school was the guy who sat in front of me, because, you know, alphabetically, we were soul mates. I looked at the back of his head long enough that I was like, ‘I think I’m in love with you.'”

If only it were as easy as A, B, C, Lauren. If only.

Get more on Lauren Graham:

  1. Lauren Graham Compares ‘Parenthood To ‘Gilmore Girls’
  2. Where Are Your Favorite ‘Friends’ Now?