Unhappy in love Mischa Barton

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 April 2009
Mischa Barton

Unhappy in love Mischa Barton

Former 'O.C.' actress Mischa Barton says she is attracted to men who make her unhappy

Mischa Barton loves "dark" men.

The former 'O.C.' actress - who recently split from Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard - is attracted to intense, brooding types even though they make her feel depressed and claustrophobic.

She said: "I have always been in very heavy, long-term serious relationships... three in a row. I tend to be attracted to slightly dark men, meaning they have huge lows, which I can too. This is not conducive to being happy and carefree.

"I have therefore set my mind to dating if I feel like it, but not getting into anything serious. It's difficult to find the happy medium. I am dating in a general sense... nothing exclusive. I am enjoying myself."

When it comes to choosing potential lovers, the 23-year-old beauty prides brains over bulging muscles.

She added to Britain's Hello! magazine: "I love men to be super-intelligent rather than Greek gods. I love hanging out with the boys, so even after a relationship has ended I like to stay friends."

Mischa also spoke about her tumultuous past, including her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence and without a valid licence.

She said: "I have no privacy and therefore I have grown up in the public arena. Not an excuse, just a fact.

"I should have known better than to drink-drive and I am just very happy nothing worse happened. I have learnt a huge lesson and am now also more wary of my friends and their influence over me.

"I should never have got in that car, and for that I admit my guilt. Sometimes you need a big shock to shake you up."

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