"They're like, 'We don't know anybody good enough,' and I keep saying, 'Lower your standards!'" the rock star says of asking friends to set her up

By Jeff Nelson
September 05, 2019 11:15 AM
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Sheryl Crow is single and ready to mingle!

In the new issue of PEOPLE, the rock star, 57, opened up about her love life.

“I’m not dating right now, but I tell all my friends, ‘Set me up.’ They’re like, ‘We don’t know anybody good enough,’ and I keep saying, ‘Lower your standards!'” says Crow, who just released her 11th and final album, Threads.

The nine-time Grammy winner — who has been engaged three times — also reveals she’s still open to marriage.

“I would love [to get married]. But I don’t think it’s the end-all, be-all,” adds Crow.

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However, the singer-songwriter, who adopted sons Wyatt, now 12, in 2007 and Levi, 9, in 2010, keeps her boys in mind when she considers romance. “Being well-loved and loving someone is what it’s about. And that’s another area that’s just priceless to be able to model to your kids. So if it isn’t that, then I don’t want it around them.”

Crow’s announced she had called off her third engagement, to cyclist Lance Armstrong, in 2006, just weeks before she revealed her breast cancer diagnosis.

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“When I was diagnosed and my relationship fell apart, people were camped outside trying to get that picture of Sheryl Crow at her lowest moment. I just lost all faith in humankind,” says Crow. “But I licked my wounds. I started feeling like, ‘I’m at a point in my life where I need to manifest something more realistic.’”

Once in remission, Crow moved from Los Angeles to Nashville to raise her growing family.

“Now I drop my kids off in the school drop-off lane, I pick them up after school, and I’m perfectly content. I feel so much more alive and young than I even felt in the 20 years of living in L.A.” she says. “I love my life.”