Not-so-young, free and single Lionel

NEW YORK: Lionel Richie never wants to get married again.

The Hello singer, who divorced his second wife Diane Alexander in 2004, after eight years, thinks marriage comes with too many responsibilities and he just wants to have a simple life.

He said, “I’m happy where I am. I don’t have to worry about anyone else any more. When you are married you have responsibilities. One track on my new album is called Up All Night, you hear me?”

Lionel, whose adopted daughter is Nicole Richie, insists even if he did want to find romance, dating is difficult because he never knows which women he can trust. He added: “It’s difficult for me to so the dating thing. I would hate all the ‘kiss and tells’. I like the idea of not being attached.”