updated 02/10/2013 AT 10:05 PM ET
•originally published 02/10/2013 AT 3:45 PM ET
“For the first time in my life I don’t feel like I’m in a celebrity relationship. I really don’t. I’m not in a high profile – I know it’s high profile. It’s hard to explain …” he said.
“For me it feels like something that’s very human,” he added.
When asked if he sees himself getting married, Mayer responded, “Of course. I mean, I’m still the kid from Connecticut. That’s what you do.”
The couple have made their affection public, holding hands while Patti Smith performed at Clive Davis and The Record Academy’s Annual Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday.
Last month, they attended President Obama’s inauguration together.