Rihanna is Single Again! Here Are 10 Boyfriend (and Girlfriend) Suggestions

Rihanna's back on the market and we're playing matchmaker
 / December 19, 2012


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Kevin Winter

After a short-lived, maybe-on-again fling with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, Rihanna (kinda sorta) announced via Instagram that she's single... again. And we can't be the only ones thinking this a step in the right direction, especially after Chris' latest feud with his fans—he told the "super obese" ones to "get that fat a-- on a treadmill."

So it's on to greener pastures, Ri. And we've lovingly selected 10 dudes (well, eight dudes and two ladies) that we think you could date and be totally happy with. Up first, Drake! Is it just us, or do the former flames still kinda secretly love each other? Maybe it was just their "Take Care" video that convinced us, but that chemistry seems too authentic to be phony. 

Justin Bieber

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Kevin Mazur

He might be young, but he's legal, and that's all that really matters. Justin Bieber and Rihanna dating would be like the Britney and Justin of the 2010s! We already know she thinks he's hot—at least according to this photo she Tweeted of herself kissing his Rolling Stone cover. #hideyokids


3 / 10
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No real reason here: It just seems like B.o.B would be a pretty great boyfriend. In case Rihanna's not into a physical collabo, can we at least get a song out of this pair?

Liam Neeson

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Kevin Winter

Believe it or not, Liam Neeson is actually Rihanna's celeb crush. When the two shared the big screen together in 2012's Battleship, Ri revealed her feelings for the Irish actor. "I fell in love with him when I watched Taken, and I was so starstruck I couldn’t even look at him on set," RiRi said. "I just had to shut down completely. Then he asked me for a picture with him to send to his son and I was like, 'Send me this picture, I want it, too!'" He's only 35 years her senior—it could totally work.

Bruno Mars

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Alo Ceballos

Bruno Mars has already been to Rihanna's birthday party, so that's pretty much halfway to going steady, isn't it? Also, have you seen him cover The Little Mermaid's "Part of Your World"? If Rihanna won't date him, I will.

A$AP Rocky

6 / 10
Jason LaVeris

A whole lotta PG-13 things were happening when Rihanna and A$AP Rocky took over the stage at the 2012 VMAs. Something gave us the feeling these two might have frenched before once or twice... or several times. Just us?

Cheryl Cole

7 / 10
Matt Kent

Cheryl Cole revealed earlier this year that she's had some intimate thoughts about the "Diamonds" singer. Just how intimate? Well, sex-dreams intimate. "We had fun. You know, girly fun," Cheryl told Birmingham’s Heart FM breakfast show about her dream of Ri. If this one actually happened, it's probably not only Cheryl's dreams that'd be coming true. (See: Entire nation of men.)

Harry Styles

8 / 10
Kevin Mazur

One Direction's Harry Styles has admitted that he thinks Rihanna is "hot," but he'd have to dump Taylor Swift first in order to make this happen... Or would he?


9 / 10
Jeff Kravitz

After Ke$ha first laid eyes on Rihanna at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, she tweeted, "Rihanna is my new crush. Jeeez she’s perfect." Uhh, get in line.

Chester Bennington

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She might have changed the status of her top celebrity crush since this interview with People in 2007, but back then, Rihanna had the hots for Linkin Park's Chester Bennington. But sometimes teenage crushes last forever. Chester, you available?

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