WITH his towering 1.88m frame and chiselled good looks that make women go weak in the knees, you'd expect Daniel Henney to be an expert in the field of dating.
But the 30-year-old model-turned-actor - born in the US to an ethnic Korean mother and American father of British descent - is no Casanova, or so he claims.
And it all boils down to his hectic schedule.
In a phone interview with The New Paper to promote his new US television series Three Rivers, Henney lamented: 'I don't date a lot of women, primarily because I don't have the time to do so. If I do, I will probably go on more dates.
'I'd very much like to find that special someone in my life... it's been a while.'
The hunk, who became a household name in Asia after snagging a meaty role in the 2005 Korean comedy series My Lovely Sam Soon, revealed candidly that he has been unattached 'for three to four years'.
He broke up with his last serious girlfriend after he started working actively in Korea.
If he had the time, what sort of girl would he date?
Henney said it would be 'someone whom I can laugh with'.
'I know it sounds like a cliche but it's about the personality; it'll be great if she has a sense of humour.'
He added that he is 'generally attracted to people who are relaxed and natural'.
Sporty gals who 'love hiking and outdoor activities' are a draw too.
'I don't like girls who put on too much make-up,' he said.
'As much as they look good dressing up, I like them when they dress casually in T-shirts and jeans.'
On Three Rivers, a US medical drama that puts the spotlight on the emotional complexities of organ donors, he plays Dr David Lee, a womanising surgical resident.
The 13-episode series, which also stars Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin and US actress Katherine Moennig, opens next Wednesday at 10pm on Sony Entertainment Television (mioTV Ch 20).
Unfortunately, the first season of Three Rivers ended its run last November in the US and the series has been cancelled.
Henney was speaking to us from Los Angeles, one of the many cities his burgeoning career has taken him to.
He is constantly on the move and that has proven to be the biggest hindrance in his bid for a stable romantic relationship.
'I'm kind of like a gypsy, never at the same place for more than couple of weeks,' the star of the 2006 Korean movie, Seducing Mr Perfect, said laughing.
'In this (entertainment) business, it's really hard to maintain a lasting relationship.
'As soon as you get comfortable with another person, you've got to tell them you have to leave the country for a few months.'
That often becomes a problem.
'Girls don't like that at all,' he said.
Prince Charming looks
With his dashing Prince Charming looks, it is no surprise that he has been romantically linked to different actresses over the years.
Henney, who made his Hollywood debut in last year's superhero flick X-Men Origins: Wolverine as the villainous Agent Zero, was reported to have dated Hawaii-born actress Maggie Q, 30, back in 2004.
Following that came his alleged courtship of his MyLovely Sam Soon co-star, 28-year-old Korean singer-actress Jung Ryeo Won.
The two have been photographed at several red carpet events together and even shared a passionate smooch for a fruit drink advertisement.
The actor has not spoken out on any of his rumoured liaisons. But one thing's for sure, his perceptions of the opposite sex have changed.
'Before the age of 18, I dated only Caucasian women,' he admitted.
'I grew up in a mainly-Caucasian area in the States (Carson City, Michigan) and hardly spoke to Asian females.
'But I've been based in Asia for 10 years and my perception has since switched 180 degrees; I'm definitely more attracted to Asian women now!'
Ironically, while he plays the non-committal, slightly cocky Don Juan-like Dr Lee on Three Rivers, he has no qualms playing second fiddle to co-star Moennig when it comes to capturing the hearts of female audiences.
Before Three Rivers, the androgynous-looking Moennig was a regular on lesbian-themed drama The L Word, which earned her a huge female fanbase.
'Not for one second do I think I'm hotter than Kate,' said Henney, chuckling.
'She's way hotter than me, she has a bunch of great tattoos and a really cool attitude.'
If he could have his way, he'd love to have his character 'hook up' with hers on the show.
Moennig plays rebellious surgical fellow Dr Miranda Foster, a colleague of Henney's Dr Lee.
At one point, the producers were exploring the idea of developing their relationship as a story arc, he said.
But it eventually failed to materialise.
'Somehow, it's still kind of taboo for doctors to hook up onscreen,' he said.
Credit: The Electric News Paper
Pic credit Google : Daniel Henney & Maggie Q
Daniel Henney and Jung Ryeo-won