The N-Dubz star is once again single after splitting with her boyfriend of three months Jack O'Connell earlier this summer.
Speaking to the official X Factor website, Tulisa revealed she was hopeful for finding a new guy, but admitted she was a tough girl to date.
"There were stories doing the rounds that implied I was ‘needy’ in relationships. Me? Needy? Never!" she said. “I’m an independent lady — I don’t chase after guys and constantly call/text them. To suggest I’m a bunny boiler was really insulting as I’m the total opposite.
“Where boys are concerned, it’s usually the other way round. Gareth [Tulisa's PA] is a bit like a bodyguard and best friend rolled into one. Trust me, he WILL tell me if he doesn’t approve of a bloke but he knows I make my own decisions."
She added: “I want a man who has a massive pair of balls — not physically but mentally!
“He needs to have bigger balls than me without feeling the need to prove that he has bigger balls. It’s important that he accepts that I have balls too.”
Tulisa recently revealed she'd date an X Factor contestant if the chemistry was there, but insisted she'd wait until the show was off air before starting any relationship.