Sam Smith has admitted they freaked out about being single when the coronavirus lockdown started in the UK.
The singer’s last serious relationship was with Brandon Flynn, 26, in 2018, and the star revealed they immediately turned to dating apps when the restrictions were imposed.
Speaking on SiriusXM, the 27-year-old singer said: ‘For the first two weeks I was like “oh my God I’m single”. I went on this dating thing and it was the worst!
Relationship fears: Sam Smith has admitted they freaked out about being single when the coronavirus lockdown started in the UK
‘And then you get attached to guys, and then you’re forming quarantine relationships over the phone, it’s a dangerous path…’
Sam also revealed they want to date an older man after scouting for matches on the exclusive dating app Raya.
They said: ‘I think I want to be with someone older now. I need someone who has passions and has their own drive.
‘It’s nice to be able to date on your phone. I haven’t done it in years – I just want the romance.’
Last boyfriend: The singer’s last serious relationship was with Brandon Flynn (left), 26, pictured together in 2018
Sam previously admitted they were hit hard by the pain of the break-up from Brandon and said they felt at their lowest when touring.
Sam said: ‘Being on tour is a bit of a crazy experience, I get really low sometimes on tour.
‘I feel like I sound so depressing all the time when I talk about it, but I get depressed on tour.
‘I think it’s the responsibly and pressure that makes me struggle.’
Jealous: The singer revealed they would hate seeing other couples being romantic with each other and often became jealous of other people’s relationships
The Promises hitmaker also confessed that they hated seeing couples being romantic with one another, and often became jealous of other people’s relationships.
Sam admitted: ‘I’ve just gone through a break-up so I’m not in the mood for romance.
‘When I see couples I just want to poke their eyes. It’s hard to be happy for other people when you feel so s**t.’
It comes after the singer drew sharp criticism for looking upset in an Instagram post as they self-isolated in their £12million mansion and captioned the snaps: ‘stages of a quarantine meltdown’.
Unimpressed: Sam drew criticism for looking upset on an Instagram post as they self-isolated in their £12million mansion and captioned the snaps: ‘stages of a quarantine meltdown’
Speaking to Amanda Holden and Jamie Theakston on Heart Breakfast, Sam insisted the post was intended as a joke and added it didn’t get ‘picked up very well’.
They said: ‘It was six weeks ago I posted a picture and everyone else was posting pictures. It was probably bad timing of me, but I use my social media as if it’s just my friends on it.
‘I posted with my humour and stuff, but it just didn’t get picked up very well, but I didn’t mean any malice by it at all.’
Speaking out: Sam has insisted their recent emotional ‘quarantine meltdown’ snaps about the ongoing coronavirus lockdown were actually a joke