Sarah Harding finds dating ''awkward''.
The Girls Aloud singer - who split from fiance Tom Crane last September but has since been rumoured to have reconciled with the DJ - admits meeting new people makes her uncomfortable and she prefers to meet potential boyfriends through mutual friends.
She told Closer magazine: ''I absolutely hate dating. It's always uncomfortable and awkward.
''I've always met boyfriends through friends, rather than going on dates with people I barely know.''
The 30-year-old star recently admitted she is not currently interested in embarking on a new relationship.
She said: ''I'm playing it by ear. There's no one I'm interested in at the moment. But if it happens, it happens. I'm open to it. But I'm concentrating on my career for now.
''I always look for a really good sense of humour - I love guys who can make me laugh. I do have a type - I like a bit of stubble, a couple of tattoos - it's what I've always gone for. I'm not really into clean-cut looking guys.''