Single Zac Efron: “Dating Is Kind of Hard”

Zac Efron and Ellen Degeneres on her show.  Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Zac Efron is looking for love in all the wrong places.

The actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show October 4, where the 24-year-old confirmed that he is regretfully single. "Dating is kind of hard," Efron admitted. "A forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason. I like to go and do something adventurous. I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity."

After briefly romancing Mirror Mirror's Lily Collins, 23, earlier this year, Efron acknowledged that dating in the public eye presents a different set of challenges. "You always have to be careful, I guess, about that kind of thing," he said. "Every day is a new experience and I take it as it comes. Some people I worry about, some I really don't have to."

Efron — who dated High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens, 23, from 2007 to 2010 — also talked about dancing in his underwear opposite Nicole Kidmman, 45, in the upcoming drama The Paperboy.

"It was a sort of a intense dramatic moment for me. I was very prepared to give my all in a dramatic moment, and before I knew it, music started to turn up around me and she kind of looked at me and said, 'You want to dance?' And they're still rolling, so I couldn't really say, 'Cut!' And before I knew it, we were improvising an entire dance in the rain," Efron recalled. "It's one of my favorite scenes in the movie."

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