Stevie Nicks thinks the internet has ruined old-fashion romance.
The Fleetwood Mac singer – who was briefly married to Kim Anderson in 1983 but divorced him the same year – has complained that the current "hardcore high-tech world" we live in has made it "hard for people to find love these days" and it’s a world she struggles to understand because she doesn’t own a computer.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, she said: "I like my flip phone. But I don’t like what the internet has done to people and I don’t like the fact that it’s nailed romance to the wall. I think it’s hard for people to find love these days. That makes me sad as a songwriter, because I want to write about love.
"I write about my friends’ relationships. People who call me up and say, ‘Oh my God, I met this gorgeous man and I totally fell in love with him’, and I’m like, ‘Tell me more!’ But it’s not happening near as much. Girls, don’t take it personally. It’s not you – it’s the internet. There has to be romance before there can be love and it’s very hard to find romance in this hardcore high-tech world."
The ‘Dreams’ hitmaker may have only been married once but she has had a host of intense romances, most famously with her former Fleetwood Mac bandmate Lindsey Buckingham , with their tempestuous relationship inspiring the songs ‘Go Your Own Way’ and ‘Dreams’ on the band’s iconic 1977 album ‘Rumours’.
Stevie – who also dated Don Henley, Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood and record producer Jimmy Iovine – is currently single but she is adamant she has no problem with being on her own at 70 because she loves the freedom of being on her own.
She said: "I’m not in a relationship and haven’t been in one for a long time, because I have chosen to follow my musical muse all over the world. When I was 20, 30, 40, I always had a boyfriend — always. But I have decided I’m just going to be free and follow my muse and do whatever I want, because I’m 70 years old and I can. That’s my choice. But if you do want to find romance? Throw away your f***ing phone."