Pop princess Britney Spears has ruled out a reconciliation with JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - because she is loving life as a single girl.

The sexy OVERPROTECTED hitmaker, who split with the 'N Sync hunk last year (02), also admits she isn't ready to commit to another man because her relationship-free life is "more exciting".

Britney vows, "I've said goodbye. Seriously. You can love someone so much, but there are times when too much has been said. You can forgive, but you can't forget.

"I used to be so into having a boyfriend and being a one-man girl, but being single you do what you want to do. There are no phone calls. At first it was weird, but I don't know if I could be in a relationship right now.

"And it's more exciting when you don't have a boyfriend."

Britney, who has been linked to men including Colin Farrell and Fred Durst since splitting with the CRY ME A RIVER star, is enjoying the thrill associated with being a single woman.

She explains of a recent night out with a pal, "I was dancing, and one of my old friends came up and started really dancing with me. I was like, 'Omigod, I'm going to have a boyfriend!'

"You get so excited about the stupidest things."

05/08/2003 21:25