Nearly a year after her breakup with Aaron Rodgers, Danica Patrick has a clearer sense of what she wants in a relationship.
Patrick, a retired NASCAR star, dated the Green Bay Packers quarterback for roughly two years before a surprise split last summer. It’s unclear whether Patrick currently is dating anyone, but Rodgers now is engaged to actress Shailene Woodley.
So, what does Patrick now look for in a boyfriend?
âWhen you know what you donât want, you know what you do want,â the 38-year-old Patrick said in Friday’s “Tamron Hall” episode, via US Weekly. âItâs not necessarily that they have their work cut out for him but that theyâre going to be an extremely high-quality person with a lot of boxes to check. Itâs not as though there are boxes to check, itâs just that I know what I want now and Iâm not willing to compromise (or) bend as much.â
Added Patrick: âThereâs also this meeting on the other side of going, once I have healed, and I have processed and I have accepted the imperfections that exist within me, I now give permission for the other person to be imperfect, and I also donât see their flaws as much. I use this reference because itâs mine: If someoneâs lazy, I judge that right, because I donât allow myself to be lazy. So now if I can create a healthy dynamic within myself of maybe reframing it and doing it more which is ârestingâ now, if someoneâs resting it used to be called lazy, but Iâm not triggered anymore.
“And so the person is not seen in such a judgmental light anymore or Iâm not judging myself. So, you know as you heal you also are able to coexist with people in a much more, a much easier way.â
It’s been an up-and-down ride since Patrick left NASCAR behind. But, if her Instagram offers any indication, the inspirational trailblazer is living life to the fullest.