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Nathan Sykes can't flit

Nathan Sykes can't flit

Nathan Sykes has to write songs to tell women how he feels.

The former Wanted singer - who previously dated Ariana Grande - admits he is a "terrible" flirt and the only way he can explain his emotions is through his lyrics.

He said: "I'm terrible at letting people know I like them.

"'Kiss Me Quick' and 'Over and Over Again' were written as I can't flirt.

"I wrote the first to flirt for me and 'Over and Over Again' because I was like, 'How do I tell them how much they mean to me?'

"I wish I could just say that in person. [The person it is about] has heard it, but I never played it to them."

And the 22-year-old singer prefers to be friends with someone before embarking on a relationship because he is so "awkward and shy" when on dates.

He told We Love Pop magazine: "I'm so bad on dates.

"I go awkward and shy. I become friends with girls first.

"We hang out a lot and then we just end up dating."

When he split from Ariana, Nathan found it theraputic to write a song about the break-up and he thinks the 22-year-old pop star - who he recently duetted with on 'Over and Over Again' - will like the track.

He said: "I wrote a song when we broke up. I didn't sit down and think, 'I'm going to write a song about Ariana', it was more, 'Hey that's an emotion, a real, raw emotion'.

"It's never happy when you break up - it sucks, so I find the positive and create something.

"I think she'll really like it."