Jill Scott drops celibacy, picks up five date rule
July 8th, 2011
02:49 PM ET

Jill Scott drops celibacy, picks up five date rule

After going through a break-up, singer and actress Jill Scott opted for celibacy so she could focus on finding the right guy.

But the "Golden" singer, whose latest album “The Light of the Sun” hit No. 1 on Billboard after its release in June, reveals in an interview with Us Weekly that she's thrown “the whole celibacy thing...out the window" - but not in the way you might think.

“Now the minimum is until the fifth date,” she explains. “I don't have physical intimacy until at least the fifth date. So I can get to know who I'm dealing with and they can get to know me. And with my schedule, five dates can take three or four months! It just gives me a chance to get to know the person.”

Scott says she’ll have have a date, chat on the phone or Skype with a potential love match to test the waters and to find out “if they’re crazy or not.”

In the end, it’s all an effort to make solid decisions without sex interrupting her focus, she says.

“I just don't want to waste my time. I'm just trying to look at the mistakes that I made. I got so caught up in the flesh and I’m not even allowing someone to get to know the best parts of me,” Scott explains. “I'm a single girl in the world, but if I don't have some standards then I can be making the same mistakes that I made in the past. I do want love. Genuine love. And sometimes sex can get in the way.”

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  1. wcole

    I applaud Jill's choice and decision. Let any new relationship simmer. In time you'll find what's pure within one's heart and mind. May you find your true love and happiness. Continually praying that you will be blessed:).

    July 23, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. r1

    That's a balcony you could do Shakespeare from

    July 27, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kiza

    Very talented artist who deserves and will find love. Some of you are just plain ignorant!!

    July 23, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Danko Ramone

    So, if she's waiting "5 dates," now, does that mean she previously acted like a 'ho?

    July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. TERESA, sno_Hio

    From most of the comments here, we can see why Jill (whoever she is) needs to be sure someone is dating her for HER inner self and not her assets. Guys are so dumb about boobs. they make fools of themselves for them and dish out alot of money. idiots. If a guy had to carry those boobs around for ONE DAY ... ONE DAY.... they would be crying and begging for their flat chests back.

    July 15, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Maxwell

    Hey guys eighth grade was fun for me too,then I moved on you should try it before you turn thirty.

    July 11, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Marny

    Jill you know you have a beautiful face,lovely dimples an incredible smile you're wise beyond your years, strong,and smart not to mention a banging body.

    July 11, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  8. lol

    Fernace is funny! Your right, though! "Hellooooo, my face is up here"!

    July 11, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |

    Jilly Jilly nice boobs from Philly.

    July 11, 2011 at 5:46 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jill Scott fan


    July 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. fernace

    Lol! Most of these posts illustrate why Jill, (an excellent singer/songwriter fyi), Needs the 5 date rule! It's obviously gonna take that long for a dude to realize she has a face!!:)

    July 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Purudence

    Wow Jill I've only been celibate for five months I thought that was a short time.

    July 9, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ronnie

    You take up until how long you want to go on five dates, I mean 5 days weeks,months, years get that isn't disgusting.I know like lots of people that have looked at other people and have gone into bathroom stalls,behind bleachers,locker rooms etc., I have,and that was just in high school,Jill Scott is very proper in my opinion.

    July 9, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Come On

    whats this 5 date rule? especially if she has t-its like her. Its the first hour or else im going to the clubs to find someone else. But Ill tell ya what. Considering her t-its are fn huge Ill play along with this 5 date rule. THEN ill go out to the clubs to find someone else...Also what does this mean?
    "chat on the phone or Skype with a potential love match to test the waters"
    Looks to me she means cyber

    July 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. cc456

    So let me get this straight...you meet someone 5 times and it's enough to then sleep with them....and not to mention,now every guy knows this is your "rule". That's disgusting.

    July 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. alecia

    Oh, looky everyone! Say hello to the smartest person in the world CH1108! I dont think I can sleep a wink tonight if I dont beg this genius' forgiveness for asking who Jill Scott was. Maybe someone has an answer other than the generic sterile google version they offer?

    July 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  17. batgirl

    When was this picture taken? She has lost a TON of weight recently. This is the most unflattering photo I've ever seen of Jill, a beautiful woman at any size.

    July 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  18. NYC

    You've got great New York beeewbs

    July 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ty764

    lookie dem chesticles

    July 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Dude!

    WOW what a rack!

    July 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. joe

    She could feed a small city

    July 8, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  22. alecia

    Who is Jill Scott?

    July 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • CH1108

      If you were really that ignorant -you'd look it up! But we know you're just trying to be funny – and you're NOT!

      July 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Stephen

    5 dates is too soon in my opinion. 100 dates is more in my area.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  24. judy

    She dont need to know how to swim. She would just float.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. hamburger steak

    She got a big ole fat butt.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  26. sirmixalot

    put em on the glass

    July 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Bob

    anybody else feel like going bowling?

    July 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Hey Yo

    I know homegirls back be hurtin

    July 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smoke on the HotDog

      She must have her own personal butt wiper cuz there is not way to reach back and wipe that big behind.

      July 11, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  29. Dirty Harry

    Those are quite the MllkMcGunns!!

    July 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Roger Daltrey

    Mamas got a squeeze box
    she wears on her chest
    and when daddy comes home
    she never gets no rest...

    July 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Etta Sandwich

      I bet that girls thunderous farts would bring down sizable buildings and frighten small animals.

      July 11, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  31. Harry Chapin


    July 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hootie and the Buttfish

      Just one *Ker-SPLASH* from here and the entire toilet system is rendered useless.

      July 11, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  32. Joe Namath

    I gotta say those look like "offical size and weight" to me.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |

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