Though he ruffled some feathers with his “Blurred Lines” controversy, Robin Thicke is smooth. Legitimately smooth.

So when he stopped by HQ to discuss his new album, also titled Blurred Lines and out this week, we bent his ear on sex, romance, pick-up lines and real-deal, full-fledged, forever love.

He may write hits for the players, the sort of songs that have been termed “baby-making music” more than once, but he’s been with his wife, actress Paula Patton, since they were teenagers. So he had some heartfelt advice for us and the folks who tweeted in looking for answers.

There’s one piece of love advice that surprised us, and it’s actually the one Thicke lives by: get your heart broken.

Related: Robin Thicke On His ‘Soulful, Sexy, Fun’ New Album, ‘Blurred Lines’

“You’ve got to pick one person that you’re OK with leaving and breaking your heart,” he advised. “That way you’ll give them everything you’ve got. If you protect your heart, then you can’t be a great lover or a great husband or wife because you’re still holding onto, ‘Well, I don’t want to give you everything because you might leave or you might hurt me.'”

If you have yet to find that person to break your heart, Thicke has a few suggestions on how you can find that special someone.

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