Aziz Ansari’s character, Tom Haverford, on NBC hit Parks and Recreation, may be a bit of a ladies’ man, with his uber-confident style and his Rent-a-Swag business booming, but off-screen, the star is a little less cocksure when it comes to love.
The comedian opens up to Vulture in a new interview about how his view of the world — and long-term relationships, specifically — has evolved since he hit the big 3-0.
“We’re wired to want more variety. I don’t know if having these long, committed relationships is what we’re served for psychologically,” he says.
Discussing his new stand-up special, Buried Alive, Aziz reveals that his work outside of Parks and Rec has become more and more fixated on the idea of how a person evolves into an adult.
“I realized that in Buried Alive, I’m really only talking about three things: babies, marriage, and a little bit of How do you meet someone?” he says.
While Aziz is fascinated with the idea of finding The One, he admits that he has no clue how that works, in practice.
“The scary thing to me is: Where do you find that person? What happens if you never meet that person?”
To mitigate any uncertainty or fear about the world changing too much without him, the actor offers this piece of advice to the world:
“Keep getting divorced all the time. Don’t have kids. We’ll be real happy.”