Hailey Baldwin has shut down claims she is romancing Shawn Mendes.

The 21-year-old model was believed to have struck up a relationship with the 'Stitches' hitmaker after they were spotted kissing into the early hours after the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in November, but the beauty has now revealed she is definitely single at the moment.

When asked if she was dating anybody, Hailey simply said: ''Currently I'm not.''

But the 'Drop the Mic' host - who furthered rumours of a romance with the 19-year-old singer when they were seen piling on the PDA at a gig in December - did divulge her ideal qualities in a partner, which include a sense of humour.

Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, she added: ''I look for somebody who's like funny and can make me laugh. I'm very, very picky, like I am particularly very specific and I know like pretty much immediately if I'm gonna get along with somebody in the capacity of dating or not.

''I mean, I hang out with people obviously and get to know them. It takes me a long time to feel like I can warm up to somebody before I ever even consider dating them.''

It comes after their steamy meeting at the EMAs at the end of last year, where Shawn - who won three awards, including Best Artist, and Best Song for 'There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back', at the event - was seen ''French kissing'' the model.

A source said: ''The place was packed with stars but Shawn only had eyes for Hailey.

''It clearly wasn't a one-time thing. They looked like they were seriously into each other. It was a very exclusive bash and Shawn and Hailey were really enjoying themselves, spending ages French kissing.

''They even posed for a photo with Rita Ora. It seemed like they wanted everyone to know they are an item.''