Alexandra Burke finds it hard to trust men

London: Pop singer Alexandra Burke finds it hard to trust men after being cheated on by her a boyfriend when she was a teenager.

The `Bad Boys` hitmaker, who has been linked to a string of famous men including members of boy band JLS and singer Peter Andre, admits she finds it difficult to trust men after a bad experience in a teenage romance, Contactmusic reported.

"When I was 18 my first boyfriend cheated on me. It was horrible. I have severe trust issues which mean I don`t do the dating thing anymore. I went on a date a few months ago and realised that I can`t do a relationship. I`m scared of getting hurt," Burke said.

The 21-year-old singer feels she has not fallen in love yet and thinks she will know when she does meet her `Mr Right`.

"I don`t think I`ve ever been in love and I don`t know what it feels like. My sister says you don`t know that it just happens," Burke said.

"I want someone who I can trust, who makes me smile and who stands on their own two feet. I`m not looking for love because when you look you don`t find it. I`m sitting back and hoping it finds its way to me," she added.