Paris Hilton wants a ''normal'' boyfriend.

The 34-year-old heiress has been single since splitting from model River Viiperi last year and though she insists she's currently too busy to date, when she is ready for love again, the socialite doesn't want to romance anyone in the public eye.

She said: ''I've never been single in my life before but now I am and I love it.

''I feel so independent and so free.

''I've dated celebrities but that's not my thing any more because you can't trust them.

''I'd rather be with a normal, nice guy - someone with a big heart who is loyal and smart, someone who makes me laugh and is cute.''

Though she is happily single, Paris would love to settle down and have children one day.

She said: ''I would love to get married and have a family one day but right now I'm just so busy with work and travelling. It's hard to even date somebody with my schedule.''

The 'Stars are Blind' singer feels more comfortable with herself as she has grown older.

She told Britain's HELLO! magazine: ''I feel like I really know myself now. I feel like a woman and I'm very happy and fulfilled. In fact, I've never been happier.''