Zayn Malik and Perrie Edwards
Zayn Malik called off his engagement with Perrie Edwards over a text messageReuters

Perrie Edwards has moved on from her former fiancé Zayn Malik. The Little Mix singer is apparently ready to date after ending her engagement with the former One Direction star.

During an interview with You magazine, Edwards revealed she uses Instagram to meet men. She said: "I'm single and ready to mingle!"

"It was a hard time," she said of her split with Malik. "But we're having so much fun as a band and I've got my three girls. I'm so thankful I've got this lot. I didn't think our love could get any stronger."

"That sounds so cheesy, but we are like sisters – I can tell them anything. I can cry on their shoulders whenever. It could be four o'clock in the morning and I can ring them and go to their room," she added.

Edwards and Malik had started dating in December 2011 after meeting on the sets of The X Factor. They got engaged in August 2013, and were reportedly planning to get married at Disneyland Paris in June. However, the 22-year-old singer apparently ended the relationship over a text message.

Meanwhile, in an interview with The Mirror, Edwards revealed that she is doing great "post-split". She said: "I'm having an absolute blast. We have a bit of banter with guys in nightclubs... I love it. I love going out. I'm feeling brilliant and I'm in a good place – and I've got new hair."

"I'd love to do a double date at Disneyland. That would be brilliant," she added.