Mel C is too scared to join Tinder.

The 40-year-old star - whose full name is Melanie Chisholm - refuses to comment on whether or not she currently has a boyfriend but insists she's far too scared to use online dating services.

Speaking about trying out the app on her friend's phone, she said: ''I've never been able to do Tinder, so I was like, 'I really wanna have a go - I feel left out!' So we started messaging some hunky guy. It's going well - we found her a winner!''

Quizzed on whether she'd ever consider joining herself, she added: ''I think I'd be scared - dating's scary.''

The former Spice Girls singer - who has five-year-old daughter Scarlet from her relationship with property developer Thomas Starr - has been linked to former 'X Factor' winner Matt Cardle and radio DJ Chris Moyles recently but insists she's not comfortable discussing her romantic life.

She added to Now magazine: ''I'm not really talking about my personal life, I think it's safer kept that way. I've never been comfortable with having my personal life in the public domain.''

However, Mel's fellow former Spice Girls singer Mel B isn't quite as reserved when it comes to speaking about her private life as she recently admitted she has experimented with women in the past.

When asked about straight women who had become lesbians, the 39-year-old singer said: ''Yeah. I was one of those for a few years.''