The Sats' Mollie: 'I've Never Had Sex On A First Date'
Sexy singer also tells Cosmo UK that she's never had a one-night stand...
"It’s important for a guy to know and understand me before he can even think about taking things to the next step.”
Despite all of King's bandmates being happy in relationships, she went on to state that she's currently content with being a free agent.
The What About Us singer explained: "I’m enjoying being single and I’m definitely not gagging to be in another relationship.
"When I go out, I’m not going out to find a man; I’m going out to dance the night away with my best friends.”
She continued: "The positives [of being single] are huge. I’ve learnt a lot about myself – small things like learning to live by myself and take care of myself.
"I love that I don’t rely on anyone else or need to lean on anyone else; I can just do things on my own… Being single has definitely given me a new lease of life.”
King added: "This is my first time being properly single and at first I had that shock of, ‘Oh my god, who do I call at night when I go to sleep? Who do I call if I get upset?’ But I just needed to adapt to that person not being around.
"Being single has forced me to grow up and be more independent, and that’s something I’m really proud of.”
When asked what she looks for in a man, Mollie revealed: "For me, the most attractive thing in a man is the ability to make me laugh.
"He has to be spontaneous, fun and able to banter – it’s not a job interview, it’s a date! I like day dates, and I like throwing the ball in his court.”
“When I was a teenager I wanted a surfer dude; now I want a man – someone who’s confident and who’ll look after me, and who won’t play games.
"I want the fairy tale and I’m not going to settle for anything less… Everyone thinks I must come from the perfect family where we all just bake cakes, because I’m so upbeat and positive about love.
"But I’m not; my parents split when I was eight… To be honest I can’t really remember my parents being together, which is sad."
The star went on: "Seeing my parents makes me realise that life is not a fairy tale. But I still want mine to be as close to one as I can get…
"It’s about meeting the perfect guy, falling in love, being genuinely happy – and knowing that, in 40 years’ time, if you were still waking up next to that guy you’d still feel like the luckiest girl alive. I think if you can stay together all those years, you’re living the fairy tale.”
The full interview appears in the March 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan (also available in digital edition), on sale 31st January.
For behind-the-scenes footage of Mollie’s cover shoot, please visit: www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/mollie
Pics: Ben Riggot for Cosmopolitan