Singer John Mayer, whose exes include Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jessica Simpson, has revealed that he is taking a break from dating.

People magazine reports that in an interview with Ellen De Generes on her show yesterday, the 32-year-old said: "Yeah, I'm a little freaked out about dating. So, I'm just going to let time pass and just do my thing."

He also joked: "For some reason whoever I date has been famous for a while. I can't sit here and be like, 'Oh, please let me live my life in private with this famous person who's been around for 15 years'.

"The last thing you want to see me doing is bashing my head going, 'I'm shocked, that I'm being followed right now'. ... I'm just going to hunker down. 2010 is a peaceful year for me no matter what I do."