Rihanna Wants Children 'Eventually,' She Says

11/14/2012 at 03:30 PM EST

Rihanna Talks About Her Dating Life with Ellen DeGeneres
Rihanna (left) and Ellen DeGeneres
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Dating? No. Wanting kids? Yes.

"Eventually" is Rihanna's first reaction to the question about becoming a mom, before she quickly blurts out, "I mean, absolutely."

The inquisitor, in this case, is Ellen DeGeneres, in an interview on Wednesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

And the talk-show host asks the singer, 24, whose private life (with or without Chris Brown) is seldom without fascination, "Would you do it alone, or do you want to wait until you’re in a relationship or married?"

"I would prefer to ... have a full family," Rihanna says. "I'm pretty sure I could handle [a family] if I had to on my own, but that's not what I'm striving for."

While Rihanna had already said earlier on the show that she isn't dating anyone right now, DeGeneres circles back, insisting, "I want to get back to your dating situation. We're going to narrow it down so anyone watching out there [can help decide who is] right for you."

Still, she wouldn't name names. But the singer did share one thing: her perfect date night activity. "[It's] just to stay on the couch and watch TV," she says.

"What would you watch?" says DeGeneres. "I mean, besides me."

"I love [the reality show] Breaking Amish right now," Rihanna replies.

"So," says DeGeneres, "you're a cheap date. No one has to spend any money. They don't have to take you to ... dinner. They don't have to do anything. They just have to hang out with you on a couch."

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