Teen rocker Avril Lavigne blames her bodyguards for hindering her search for a boyfriend - because they always scare away potential suitors.

The SK8ER BOI star appreciates her minders for their protective worth but gets angry when they unnecessarily stave off the advances of amorous young men, and fears she'll never find romance with the muscle-clad guards surrounding her.

She says, "I don't get out in public much but when I do, guys come over sometimes.

"Most of the time, though, I have bodyguards who push them away from me."

12/05/2004 02:12