"In an era when sensationalism is more prevalent than anything, yeah, [the split helped my popularity]," Usher, 32, tells Playboy in its November issue, on newsstands now. "People love a train wreck. Lindsay Lohan – everybody is eager to see how that comes out. This is somewhat the same thing."
The Raymond v. Raymond singer says he's not ready to think about settling down again. "Seeing how marriage didn't work out for me the first time, I'm in no rush to do it again," he says. "Maybe I can find a couple of women who are open-minded. Look at how Hugh Hefner does it, with a harem of women."
Potential suitors should just know that Usher has heard just about every come-on – but he still appreciates a good pick up line.
"Every so often you meet a woman who's very aggressive. 'I'll make you feel things you've never felt in your life.' 'Once you get it, you'll never let it go, ' " he says. "[But] a couple of times [it's worked]."