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Joe Manganiello: I want real love

Joe Manganiello is still looking for The One.

The Magic Mike star was once engaged to actress Audra Marie, but after that relationship broke down in 2011 and he returned to the dating scene, he hasn't been able to find a long term love. However, the 37-year-old hasn't given up on love and still hopes to meet The One.

"If a person's not the right one, then I'm not going to force it," he explained to People magazine. "I've seen people who stay in love for decades, and I wish for that."

Joe is a very passionate person, blaming it in part on having Sicilian ancestry. But despite being one of Hollywood's hottest properties, the actor has only been in love a couple of times.

"Probably twice, where it was like, the sun was warmer, all those love songs started making sense, colours were brighter, I didn't need to sleep, I couldn't stand being without her. It's magical," he explained.

Joe's career has reached new heights since taking on the role of Alcide Herveaux in the hit vampire drama True Blood. But despite being happy with his work, the 6ft. 5ins. star wishes he had someone to share it with.

"Definitely," he said when asked if he gets lonely. "Look, I'm not like crying at night into my Häagen-Dazs. But sometimes I sit in my house and I look at how far I've come in life, and it's always so much better when you have somebody to share that with."

The American has had the chance to kiss quite a few women, in both his work and his personal life, so he knows what he's looking for when it comes to the ideal smooch.

"The perfect kiss feels like you're on drugs," he said. "Like you're off the planet. It's just the two of you in the middle of the universe. I believe it is something that can always be rekindled. That's the ember that you reignite over the years."

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