'The way people look is important to me and young bodies, slim and beautiful, are really what I have in mind, that old supermodel stereotype.

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I went through years of lying about it and even writing articles about it, but being totally honest, that's what I feel. There have been people I've met who wanted to have a relationship with me and with whom it would have been very easy, but I've thought No, I'm quite enjoying being on my own.

I do believe that when I'm ready to settle down again I will meet someone.

They love the chase, to prove they can pull a fairly attractive woman.

Once they've pulled, once you've shown that you like them, they can get on with their life.

The reality of life on the singles scene is endorsed by One Plus One, a charity that researches marriage and relationships.

'After divorce, men are more likely to remarry,' says Karen Mattison, the organisation's spokeswoman.LOOK at the picture above and you will see five single people, all attractive, intelligent and with good, interesting jobs.Each should have an equal chance of finding a new partner. Perhaps the most hopeful is Andrew Purvis, 32, a journalist whose five-year marriage ended two-and-a-half years ago when his wife began an affair with another man.Unlike Andrew, Paula was initially positive about beginning single life again: 'I read all these books and articles which tell you not to stay in a bad relationship, that life isn't a dress rehearsal.Although I envisaged probably spending the rest of my life on my own, I felt that any relationship that I might have, had to be better than the one I had before. 'You go out with a guy and play all these bloody games - will he phone, won't he phone? While there were so many great moments from the epic sendoff, one of our favorites HAD to be Simon Cowell making a surprise appearance and reuniting with his former fellow judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson — and of course host Ryan Seacrest!