Harry Potter star Emma Watson tries to avoid dating men in the public eye. At 22, the British actor was most recently dating an American student she met while at Oxford University in Britain.
“I try not to date famous men. It definitely makes me nervous. I haven’t tried to make other celebrity friends or date people who are in my industry, because it’s difficult and it can be really superficial. I’m lucky that most of the people I’ve dated I’ve been at university with.”
She has a positive philosophy about love, as she doesn’t want to end up in a relationship with the wrong person. “I wish someone had told me at 15, ‘You accept the love you think you deserve.’ I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had. I like this idea of quality control: that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives… People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men.
“You always think that the guy is going to end up coming around and that you’re going to be the one that saves him – like the Oasis song Wonderwall. Actually, I don’t think that you can change other people, but women always hope for the best.”