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."