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The bad boy has become a mature man.
Alex Pettyfer describes his perfect date in the March 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan U.K., and he seems more at ease than ever. "Guys are as sensitive as women, I think," the actor says. "Men and women are not that different—we just want to feel loved as well. I don't believe in the Mars/Venus nonsense."
Over the years, Pettyfer has been romantically linked to his I Am Number Four costar Dianna Agron and his Magic Mike costar Riley Keough. When it comes to wooing a woman, the movie star says he prefers conventional courting methods.
"I really like the traditional movie-and-dinner date," he shares. "There are all those excited new feelings when you're in the cinema—you're looking at each other, but trying not to. I can think of about five dates when I couldn't even tell you what we were watching."
The Endless Love actor also admits that nearly he's ready to settle down and start a family. "I've always wanted to be a young dad," says Pettyfer, who explains that he's saving up for the responsibility.
"I'm glad I left school at 15 and started acting. Had I stayed at school, I'd only just have finished university and started working," he tells the magazine. "I wouldn't have much financial stability, so I'd probably end up having kids later, whereas I can see myself doing so at maybe 29 or 30."