Zac Efron

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As his 30th birthday edged into view, Zac Efron was ready to get serious—ideally with a woman adept at being her authentic self. 

Despite more than a handful of relationships in his periphery, "I didn't think much about settling down until recently," he admitted to Cosmopolitan in 2017. "Now that I'm getting closer to my 30s, I'm around some great relationships and I've seen expert couples at work. I'm realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy." 

Having experienced a healthy mix of relationships both longterm (hello, Zanessa!) and of the decidedly casual variety (who can forget his spell of summer lovin' with Michelle Rodriguez?) he had a solid-ish idea of what he was looking for. "I think the most important thing for me in a relationship is honesty," he noted to Glamour. "In the beginning, sometimes girls don't show their genuine personalities." 

Other than a healthy dose of candor and a lack of gameplay, he just felt he'd know when the right girl entered his universe. Asked to describe his dream woman while promoting his buddy comedy That Awkward Moment with Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan in 2014 he told E! News, "I have an open mind. You don't know, there's one out there that you meet, you don't know why, but they're perfect." 

And his ideal woman may have just paddled into view. The star of Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile appears to be romancing 23-year-old professional swimmer Sarah Bro. Just one night after he and the L.A.-based athlete—she competed in the 4x100 meter relay for her native Denmark at the 2016 Olympics—posted separate Instagram photos of themselves at an L.A. Kings hockey game, they turned up at the UFC 235 fight in Las Vegas March 2. 

Arriving together, they "looked like they were having a great time," an onlooker told E! News, adding that while they weren't overly affectionate with one another, they left the arena as a pair. 

Zac Efron

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Should the union pan out, it'd be a decided change of pace for the 31-year-old who's made a bit of a habit out of romancing his costars. (Which, it's hard to find fault with considering how else does Zac Efron meet an eligible partner? The one time he tried his hand at Tinder, "nobody swiped me!" he admitted to The Sunday Times. "They thought it was fake.")

In fact it's become so expected that his chemistry with leading ladies might turn out to be of the method acting variety that everyone from Emily Ratajkowski to Taylor Swift has had to dispel the notion that they were a thing. He and the 10-time Grammy winner only voiced parts in the 2012's computer-animated musical fantasy The Lorax and still Swift had to tell Ellen DeGeneres, "He's awesome, but we are not a couple." 

However plenty of other coworkers have found themselves transfixed with the California native's seemingly painted-on abs, piercingly blue eyes, perfectly swept locks—and did we mention his abs? Here's your comprehensive guide to all of the ladies who have fallen under Efron's spell. 

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens

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Lily Collins, Zac Efron


Zac Efron, Halston Sage


Michelle Rodriguez, Zac Efron


Sami Miro, Zac Efron

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Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Baywatch

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While it remains to be seen if Efron will continue keeping pace with Bro, the native of Copenhagen does appear to share a few hobbies in common with the avid surfer. As one might expect of a professional swimmer, her Instagram feed is filled with photos of her poolside, hanging out at various beaches and cross-training with yoga, boxing and weights. 

No word yet, however, if she's passed Efron's toughest test: the approval of his 27-year-old equally-easy-on-the-eyes sibling Dylan Efron

"If I'm dating someone, one of the few people I need to weigh in on the situation is my brother," the actor explained to Cosmo. "We live together, and we're different in a lot of ways, but he's really grounded. He lived a more normal life than I did growing up, so he's a great barometer for me. He'll be like, 'Are you sure you're happy? Is this what you really want?' Having my little brother around is a really great thing."

Hopefully Bro will go the distance as well. 

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