Daniel Radcliffe Talks Romance in Parade: ‘I’m Not an Easy Person to Love’

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Ladies, if you have your hearts set on one day marrying Daniel Radcliffe, please know these two things: 1. He’s currently off the market and is “absolutely” in love with his girlfriend, and 2. He doesn’t exactly think he’s the best or easiest person to love.

These revelations come from Daniel’s extremely candid interview with Parade Magazine. Radcliffe, who recently ended his stint on Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and has a remarkably promising film career ahead of him, opens up about everything from his love life and views on romance to what would happen if one day he weren’t famous anymore — something he calls “reality.” Check out some choice quotes below, and get the full interview on Parade.com.

On Wanting to Get Married: “Yes, absolutely. When growing up, I thought of marriage as being very official, drawing up a contract. It seemed slightly clinical to me. But then you meet somebody that you really love and you think, ‘Actually, I wouldn’t mind standing up in front of my friends and family and telling them how much I love you and that I want to be with you forever.’

Does He Love Girlfriend Rosie Coker? “Yes, absolutely. When Rosie’s here, every day seems better….I’m not an easy person to love. There are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop. I become obsessed with things. This year it’s fantasy football, which means Rosie has to listen to me talking 24 hours a day about this team. ‘Should I take this player out, do you think, darling?’ And she listens to it, and she loves me for my oddness, my awkwardness, all of those things that I hate about myself. She finds them cute. I guess that’s love.”

On His Dating Game: “I hated dating because I’m crap at it! [laughs] With Rosie, I didn’t know what was appropriate, like on which date you’re supposed to try and kiss her. At the end of the second date I pulled a move out of the Bela Lugosi Book of Woo—I went to kiss Rosie and at the last minute lost my nerve and ended up kissing her neck, which is such a weirdly intimate place to kiss somebody on a second date. Afterward, I texted her, saying, ‘I’m sorry, what I just did probably seems very odd to you.’ Fortunately, she just found it really funny, so she kept coming back.”

On If He’s Afraid He’ll Lose His Fame: “Yes. But it’s reality, not fear. It will happen, and I have accepted that. In a way it’s a great relief that I will never, ever do a film as successful as the Harry Potter series. But neither will anybody else. [laughs] Or it will take them a long time.”

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