My love life is non-existent: Rihanna

Updated: Jul 07, 2012, 10:54 AM IST

Los Angeles: Rihanna is constantly being linked to somebody or the other including her ex-flame Chris Brown, but the R&B star says her love life is pretty much non-existent as she doesn`t let people in.

The 24-year-old singer said she is open to hanging out but doesn`t want to let them get too close, reported People magazine.

"I have been conservative in my love life... It`s pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I`ll hang out. But the minute I find that we`re getting too close I just ? I don`t let people in," said Rihanna.

"When I was in love, I fell so hard... The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I`d feel that pain in my life. I`m afraid of feeling that again," she added.

In 2009, Rihanna was assaulted by her then-boyfriend Brown and sustained visible injuries. The domestic violence case generated much press and Brown was ordered to stay fifty yards away from Rihanna.