Shawn Mendes isn't ''supposed'' to be with anyone right now.

The 'In My Blood' hitmaker doesn't think he should be dating at the moment because he refuses to ''chase'' a relationship and instead wants it come about naturally.

He said: ''I'm not currently dating anyone, but it's not because I don't have time - I don't know if I'd be dating anyone if I was home in Pickering, either. It hasn't stumbled across me, and I'm not chasing it. Of course, seeing all those other artists and people in relationships, you think, 'Maybe it would be nice; who would be great for me?' And that's when you realise, 'This is wrong. Let it be. I'm not supposed to be with anyone right now.'''

And the 20-year-old singer is instead focusing on his work and pushing himself ''to his limit'' and playing as many shows as he can.

He added: ''I want to push myself to my limit of what I can handle and play as many shows and write as many songs as I can and fly around the world 10,000 times in a year, pushing myself to the point where it seems crazy.''

The 'Like To Be You' singer feels ''groundwork'' is very important in the industry.

He told Variety magazine's Power of Young Hollywood issue: ''I meet a lot of people who ask, 'How do I do what you do?' and within the first 10 minutes, from the way they talk about music, I can see that as much as they want to want it, they don't. It's just something you kind of have. People forget how important groundwork is - physically being in every city, meeting people, like in a presidential campaign.''