In case you thought “Netflix and chill” meant literally watching Netflix and chilling, you were not the only one.
It turns out, Serena Williams also took the new catchphrase, rather, the new term for a date night, for its literal meaning. “I have to tell you, I thought the same exact thing,” the professional tennis player revealed in the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar after a reader asked if she was “naïve” for thinking “Netflix and chill” was just that simple.
Williams added, “When I say ‘Netflix and chill,’ that’s what I mean. I guess you and I are just old-fashioned—if you can call Netflix old-fashioned!”
In the issue, the beauty also gave some dating tips, including why you should not have self-doubt in a relationship. “First you need to identify where the self-doubt is coming from,” she said. “I think that goes back to always being yourself from the beginning.”
Serena, who has been linked to several stunning men, including Common and Drake, added, “Be confident of your inner strength and beauty, and that will be reflected on the outside. My mom always taught my sisters and me to be ourselves and to stay true to who we are.”
In the article, titled Love Letters: Serena Williams On Love, the 34-year-old also answered a question most women wonder: What’s the best way to dress for a date?
“It’s really important to be yourself since your true colors will show through in the end,” she said. “And always add heels!”
And while Williams is dishing out dating tips, the star is also focused on the upcoming Australian Open.
On Friday morning, Williams and Maria Sharapova were drawn into the same section, which will make for an entertaining quarterfinal. Williams was victorious over Sharapova last year for the title and hasn’t taken a L from the number 5 seed since 2004.