Beyonce Knowles is making up for her "boring" childhood by dating bad boys.

The DESTINY'S CHILD star, who is reportedly dating rapper Jay-Z, admits her penchant for bad boys stems from a youth when she thought "drinking soda was a sin".

The singer says, "I guess you could say I was a prude. I never skipped school, I never got in trouble. I was kinda boring.

"Now, it's all about the challenge, the excitement. I'm still young, so I want someone who is interesting and that I can learn from. I don't like people who do things the way everybody else does.

"I like individuals - people who can show me something. I wouldn't say I have ruled. I have standards."

23/04/2003 20:58