Susan Boyle has been single for 'too long' to think about marriage

Susan Boyle thinks she's been single for "too long now to get married".

The 58-year-old star - who rose to fame on 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2009 - revealed although she recently had a "gentleman friend", she doesn't see herself having a romantic relationship at this stage of her life.

She told The Lady magazine: "I did have a gentleman friend, a doctor. We went for lunch but I didn't tell anyone.

"But if I had a man friend it would be purely platonic - I've been on my own too long now to get married."

The 'I Dreamed A Dream' hitmaker has never had a longterm partner, but she insisted she will "keep waiting" for someone to step up.

She added: "It's good manners to wait to be asked, so I'll just have to continue to keep waiting.

"If I get fan letters from men, I'm flattered that they like me."

Meanwhile, Susan previously revealed her plans to start a family, and while not having kids is her "biggest regret", she is planning to look into fostering children when her music career "quietens down a bit".

Speaking over the summer, she said: "When things quieten down a bit I would like to get into fostering.

"I'm 58 so I've got something to bring my family home to. I've a lovely house, why not share it?

"I've got a couple who think the world of me. I love kids. I've never had any of my own, that's my biggest regret, but I love kids."

The singing sensation is "loving every minute" of her life, and is looking forward to bringing children into it.

She added at the time: "They're good fun to be with. I am happy. I am loving every minute, loving life and bring on the rest."