Rihanna scared of falling in love

London: Singer Rihanna has said she dreads falling in love because she doesn`t want to get heartbroken again.

The singer, who has not had a serious relationship since splitting from Chris Brown after he brutally assaulted her in February 2009, is wary of getting into a relationship again.

"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 told Harper`s Bazaar magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The 24-year-old star said she is very "conservative" in her personal life and finds it hard to trust people.

"I have been conservative in my love life ... it`s pretty much non-existent. 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," she said.