By Christie DZurilla
5:04 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
Looks as if Susan Boyle has a lot on her plate.
As she's undertaking one great adventure — her first live tour — singer Boyle is contemplating another: love.
"I want to find a man but it’s hard with all the travelling I do," she told the Scottish Sun. "I really want to start going on dates and I’ve asked my friends to set me up with a good man — if they can find one. I’d like to settle down one day."
Could it be an on-screen kiss that set her mind on this path? Boyle appears in a film due out this year, "The Christmas Candle," in which she was tasked with smooching her costar, James Cosmo. The task turned out to be a treat.
"I have my very first 'husband' — which is very exciting. It’s been a long wait," the 52-year-old told the Sun. "I had to kiss him, too, as we had a kissing scene. It was my first on-screen kiss. It was lovely. I didn’t know about the kissing scene when I signed up, but I wasn’t complaining."
Boyle's eight-date tour, which starts Tuesday, will first take her around Britain, with a chance of going worldwide.
"I’m very excited, it’s long overdue," she said. "I’ve been on at my manager for some time to let me go live. He kept telling me, 'You’re not ready yet,' but this time he feels I am."
Boyle — also called SuBo, which she likes but doesn't love because she says it makes her sound "like a Brazilian footballer" — has cracked under pressure before, landing in rehab for a few days because of demands around the final days of "Britain's Got Talent," which made her an instant global star.
Now she's got another chance to take it global, and with a little luck, maybe meet the love of her live.
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