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Chloë Grace Moretz: I don't want to date older people

Chloë Grace Moretz has no interest in dating anyone older than her because she figures they'd be too "serious".

The 18-year-old actress was linked to her close friend Brooklyn Beckham, 16, last year but it's now thought he's dating French star Sonia Ben Ammar. Meanwhile Chloë is happily single - and plans to keep it that way.

"I don't want to date older people, because I'm 18 and older people are more serious," she reasoned in an interview with America's Marie Claire magazine. "Then I kind of realised, I'll go on dates, why not? And that's kind of how I am right now. I'm not looking for a while. At least until I'm, like, 23."

Her 20s may seem like a long way off, but growing up has already had a positive impact on the star. While filming 2013's Carrie she was plagued by criticism online, which left her feeling "incredibly insecure". Then something switched and everything started to make sense.

"I'm so free now," she smiled. "I don't know what happened, but when I turned 17, this huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I'm so open; I have a good time; I don't worry about what people say about me. I know who I am, who I want to be, what I want to portray myself as, what I want people to think of me."

It's been hard for Chloë to overcome all of her demons, especially after her parents' divorce. It affected her deeply, but she's slowly starting to understand her emotions better.

"(It) toughened me up a lot," she shared. "It made me harder on myself. (It) was as heavy as you can get to dismantle a family, for sure. He just left, so it's like you have to fend for yourself… When you're betrayed by someone that is a bloodline, you start to beware trusting people and to protect yourself at all costs. For a long time, I did that too much. I wasn't letting people in."

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