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Jill Scott's Ideal Man Must Be Kid-Friendly & God Fearing

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Jill Scott
Photo Credit: Nino Muñoz

Even though ESSENCE cover girl Jill Scott is single and very happy, it doesn't mean she's clueless about what she wants in a man. In fact, it's the complete opposite. Scott, 40, has a hefty list of wants and needs.

"In my ideal world," the talented singer says of a perfect mate, "he has to be doing what he loves, whether he makes as much as I do or not." Scott has a 3-year-old son named Jett, who keeps her busy around the clock, and thus she desires a partner who's into kids. "I need someone with some kids, somebody who works hard for them, loves them and is an active presence in their lives."

But that's not all: In the ESSENCE cover story, Scott went on to list a number of other things she wants in a potential partner, including someone who understands God. "I need to be able to pray with my man," she says. "I like a man who smells good. Puts on cologne; lotions his body. It keeps me wanting. I like feeling that way."

To find out what other qualities Scott wants in a future lover, how she feels about turning 40, her ever-changing hair and more, pick up the October issue of ESSENCE on newsstands now.

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