Lily Allen likes men to be manly.

The singer - who has two-year-old daughter Ethel and 13-month-old Marnie with her husband Sam Cooper - isn't attracted to guys who take too much care over their appearance and loves the fact Sam is so low-maintenance.

Lily explained in her special guest-edited edition of Shortlist magazine called How to Be a Man, By Women: ''I like that when my husband gets up in the morning he spends about 12 seconds looking in the mirror and then leaves.

''I'm not into men who are vain, or even wearing aftershave. Men should be men. Go out, earn some money, come back and look after my children.''

The 'Air Balloon' hitmaker admits her life has changed since she had children so she never brings her problems home with her and claims she is good at dealing with the fallout from her numerous Twitter spats, with recent war of words involving Katie Hopkins and Azealia Banks.

Lily said: ''My husband doesn't do social networking. Of course he gets p****ed off, but he knows I can handle it, so it's not something we bring to the dinner table ...

''My drive last time I released an album was very different. I wasn't in a relationship, I didn't have any responsibilities in terms of children, I was reasonably young, I didn't have a mortgage.

''I mainly wanted to go to festivals and see who would be interested in sleeping with me, and how drunk I could get. That was my drive. It's very different now. I get home now and I'm very thankful if I've got an hour and a half with the kids before they go to bed. And no one wants to hear me come in and go, 'God, I hate Katie Hopkins'.''