Sinead O'Connor's Very Public Online Search For Love

Sinead O'Connor

The singer writes, "I'm in the peak of my sexual prime and way too lovely to be living like a nun."

Most recognizable as the the Irish singer with the shaved head who sang the hit song, "Nothing Compares 2 U," Sinead O'Connor is making a new name for herself as a 44-year-old desperately searching for love online.

O'Connor recently wrote an article for Irish Independent in which she expressed her deep need for a companion at this point in her life. More specifically, she says she needs some overdue, er, lovin'. New Online Dating Website Targets Sexless Singles

"My situation sexually/affectionately speaking is so dire that inanimate objects are starting to look good, as are inappropriate and/or unavailable men and/or inappropriate and/or unavailable fruits and vegetables. I tell you, yams are looking like the winners," she writes.

So, nothing compares to yams now?

"Needless to say what I do for a living makes it hard for me to find men," she continues. "Yet I am in the peak of my sexual prime and way too lovely to be living like a nun, and it's VERY depressing." Over 40 And Single? This Is The Perfect Time To Try Online Dating

Rejecting the idea of trying online dating because it would be fodder for the media, the thrice-married mother of four instead lists her requirements for a suitor right in her article (because the media won't find that!) — and there are plenty. For instance, he must be a "sweet, sex-starved" working man living on his own in Ireland, who's at least 44, hairy, and likes to snuggle. He cannot be named Brian or Nigel, and forget it if he uses aftershave or hair gel! She fails to mention that he obviously needs to have a sense of humor, too.

O'Connor supplied a real email address for interested parties who fit her description to apply, and apparently there were hundreds for the singer to choose from. As of August 24, O'Connor took to her website to say she had found a "hands down winner," but that same day, she updated that he had a pregnant girlfriend, and the search was back on. She then posted a follow-up piece, "An Open Letter to Ryan Turbidy," in which she unabashedly expresses her crush for the host of Ireland's Late Late Show (you really have to read it yourself — it's a doozy, but NSFW).

Upon reading the letter, The Late Late Show invited her on to be a guest, but in a swift turn of events, O'Connor backed out, saying, "I was asked a number of questions which I found rude, patronising, insulting and disrespectful and which wounded me enormously." 

Poor Sinead! She's just looking for love... but perhaps in the worst way ever. 

What do you think of Sinead's public search for a companion?

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