During a Monday appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the 30-year-old Girls creator defended her close friend, lamenting the perils of dating in the spotlight.
“It’s so hard,” she said. “I think about the relationships that I had in my early twenties and if they had been public, it would’ve been a disaster.”
“I mean, not to repeat age-old feminist points, but it’s like, you know, any male actor her age who’s going out and dating is applauded,” Dunham continued.
“To just have a perfectly normal amount of romantic partners but be held to impossibly high standards by the press. Like, it’s just an unfair and unwinnable game.”
However, Dunham told Stern that she doesn’t take to the squad hang-outs – “I’m more of a one-on-one hanger,” she said.
“A big group hang is not my specialty,” Dunham added.