Mike Posner Is Laying Low

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After a breakout hit with 2010's jaunty and passive aggressive "Cooler Than Me," Mike Posner laid low, focusing more on writing hits for others like Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend." But his name was back in the headlines, and the charts, again this year after a quiet acoustic song about a drugged out night in Ibiza was remixed by Norwegian electronic act Seeb and became a huge hit. "I Took A Pill in Ibiza" has now been nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, which means Posner will be back on the red carpet. But will he be solo? Just who is Mike Posner dating?

Posner's music has always had a pretty strong focus on messy romantic entanglements and general failed relationships of the boy-girl sort, and as it turns out, the singer is single himself. During an interview with The Mirror in May of 2016, Posner said that as far as relationships go, "I don’t have a lot of time for that." However, he added, "I suppose if I fell in love with someone there’d be time for it — like when I was in college." As the popularity of "I Took A Pill In Ibiza" has skyrocketed, especially with the Grammy nod, it seems likely that Posner has even less time to focus on dating than before.

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Hopefully, if he's trying to date, he won't take inspiration from his own songs. "Cooler Than Me" is about how he's mad that a girl he wants to date doesn't notice him, "Boyfriend" is, of course, about how good at boyfriending Bieber would be if, you know, he was your boyfriend, and even in "Ibiza," Posner laments, "I can't keep a girl, no, 'cause as soon as the sun comes up, I cut 'em all loose and work's my excuse, but the truth is I can't open up."

Posner appears to have always had a very specific idea of his ideal girl, which may be why he's not super active, at least publicly, on the dating scene. In a 2014 interview with Refinery 29, he said he wasn't interested in a celebrity girlfriend and is looking for a "normal" girl. "I haven't found her yet," he added, "but I'm looking." And in fact, his dating life, it seems, has been so off-the-grid that even the site whosdatedwho.com only has one person listed on Mike Posner's page, model Kirstina Colonna, whom the site can only confirm was "rumored" to have had an affiliation with Posner. I have to admit, it's pretty impressive for a celebrity like Posner to keep his dating life so successfully on the DL.

For the most part, it seems that Posner's focus these days has been solely on music. He told the LA Times in December that he's been so productive, he's written and recorded his next two albums already and is working on the third. It remains to be seen if, come Grammy night, there will be a date on Posner's arm, but his main relationship right now seems to be one with his art.