She may have been voted FHM's world's sexiest woman but it seems that Tulisa still has problems when it comes to landing a man.
The 'Young' singer admitted her woes to the Daily Mail's TV Magazine today.
She said: "Even if I like someone and I'm fluttering my eyelashes, they still run a mile. So I wouldn't have dates if I didn't approach people."
"That's why I go for really tough lads because only they can handle it."
Tulisa formerly dated her N-Dubz band mate Fazer and 'Skins' actor Jack O'Connell.
Tulisa is, however, confident that when she does finally meet her Mr. Right she will be ready to settle down and start a family.
She told the magazine: "I really want kids. I'll get married and, because of the way I grew up, having a baby will be a massive deal for me."
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Known for being tough and taking no prisoners, Tulisa admitted that sometimes she finds it hard to deal with the public's perception of her being a 'bitch'.
She admitted: "I spend most of my life being tough, but there is a downside — a lot of people think I'm a bitch. I'm not."
"Every now and again I'll shut myself away and cry. If there's something that's bothering me — like a load of nasty remarks on Twitter — sometimes crying can be the best release."
Tulisa, who is currently judging her second series of The X Factor, is gearing up for the launch of her first fashion line 'The Female Boss' with high street chain Bank.