Sinead O'Connor has written that she is considering signing up for a dating agency as she is tired of "living like a nun".

The singer wrote a column in today's Sunday Independent saying that she considered whether or not to join a dating agency, but decided that if she did it would end up in the newspapers.

She describes the type of man she is looking for in the column, and includes an email address for interested applicants.

O'Connor says that she is not interested in anyone under the age of 44, any men named Brian or Nigel or any unemployed males.

She also rules out those who use hair gel, aftershave, hair dye and hair dryers.

O'Connor specified that stubble is a must, and any potential men must also be "snuggly".

Some of the parameters she detailed in her column included:

"Must be living in Ireland but I don't care if he is from the planet Zog."

"Must be blind enough to think I'm gorgeous."

"Stubble is a non-negotiable must. Any removal of stubble would be upsetting for me."