Ricky Martin wants to get married.

The 43-year-old singer, who split from businessman boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez Abella in January 2014, has no trouble meeting men, but hopes to walk down the aisle with someone he shares a deep connection with in the future.

He said: ''For me that paper is important. I also love the romanticism behind it.

''I am single now after seven years. I meet people. I'm fine. I meet very handsome men. I like to have a conversation, looking into someone's eyes and finding out their sense of humour. I'm not saying you have to be an Adonis, but you have to connect.''

But the 'Livin' La Vida Loca' hitmaker, whose six-year-old twins Matteo and Valentino were born via surrogate in 2008, is very careful about who he introduces to them.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''We're all men. It's in our DNA to go for it. But I have two boys and I cannot bring different men every day into my house.''

Ricky struggled to adjust to being a single father when he and Carlos split, but they are now on good terms.

He said: ''He comes to see the kids. There was a year of silence but now we're buddies.

''I try to keep my life very civilised, that's what I need for the well-being of my children.

''The first year as a single father with twins was insanity. I had eye bags down to my knees but it was the most beautiful year of my life.''

The Latin heartthrob hopes to expand his family next year.

He said: ''I am only starting. I want a bigger family. Let's see what happens next year.

''I'm also seeing the possibility of adopting. But in some countries as a single man it's kind of difficult, if not impossible. But it's worth a try.''