Any man who wants to date Beyonce Knowles has a lot to live up to - her father.

The DESTINY'S CHILD singer - who has been linked to rapper Jay-Z - believes her strong father-figure is to blame for her high expectations.

Although Knowles childhood was a happy one, she was devastated when her parents' briefly split during the early days of the band.

She says, "My parents couldn't live away from each other and my dad finally moved back in with us after a few months.

"I definitely learned what it was like for two people to fight for their love. It's not going to be easy to find a man in my life - it's going to be hard to live up to my father. Because of him, I have standards."