Hollywood star Charlize Theron says she wants to fall in love, but will not compromise to be in a relationship. Theron said in her 20s she thought it was okay to modulate herself depending on her partner but, now in her 40s, the actor doesn't dream of a "perfect" equation.
"I'd love to meet somebody and that is something I even think can happen. I'm just not willing to compromise if something doesn't feel right. That's something that has definitely changed for me after I got to my forties. I think a huge part of my relationships in the past have been about me being hyper-aware that there was an element to me that was threatening to people.
"In my 20s I had the need to modulate myself, depending on the relationship. I remember a lot of times thinking, 'If I could just make myself smaller then this relationship would be perfect.' But the older I get the more I've come to realise that doing that is just not being true to me," the actor told HELLO! magazine.
Theron has previously dated singer Stephan Jenkins, actors Stuart Townsend and Sean Penn.