Sam Smith is ''still very single''.

The 'Writing's On The Wall' hitmaker had a short-lived romance with American dancer Jonathan Zeizel earlier this year but has now confessed he's not yet ready for a relationship.

He said: ''At the moment I'm trying to hang on to a relationship with me and my family and my friends.

''Once I've got into the routine of this life, which maybe I'm still trying to get into that cruise-control with, then I think maybe I can introduce a guy. I'm still very single.''

The 23-year-old star - who wrote his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' after falling in love with a straight man - also admitted he's glad he never had a real relationship before he found fame as he believes he'd miss the normality of it.

Sam told The Sun newspaper: ''I'm trying my best. There's different challenges.

''The blessing for me is that I didn't have a boyfriend before I got well known so I didn't know any different.

''If I'd been in a relationship before I got well known I think I'd be a bit more upset.''