07/01/2013 03:33 pm ET

Susan Boyle Talks Dating, Admits She Wants 'To Find A Man' In New Interview


Susan Boyle has opened up about her personal life, admitting in a new interview that she wants to start dating.

I want to find a man but it’s hard with all the traveling I do," the 52-year-old crooner told The Sun. "I really want to start going on dates and I’ve asked my friends to set me up with a good man -- if they can find one."

The Scottish singing sensation, who kicks off her first live tour this week, added that she would "like to settle down one day.”

Boyle, who first entered the limelight in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent," has spoken before about her desire to find love.

Last November, she told the Daily Mirror that she would "like that special someone in my life." However, when asked if she'd be willing to try Internet dating, she scoffed at the idea: "Internet dating? Are you having a laugh? Knowing my luck I'd go out on a date and you'd find my limbs scattered around various Blackburn dustbins."

In 2011, Boyle, who said at the time that she was in her twenties when she last had a boyfriend, admitted to the Daily Mail that she's cautious about giving her heart away to just any man.

"I'll know when the right man comes along," she said. "I don’t want to be hurt again. Boys used to really make fun of me so I would like someone who was kind and someone who was not irresponsible and someone who’d treat me like a woman."