Mischa Barton enjoys taking risks when looking for romance - she loves dating moody men.
The former 'The O.C.' actress admits she likes potential suitors to have a "dark side" - as long as they are a bit geeky too.
And she is happy for a partner who occasionally sulks - because she is also prone to suffering "huge lows".
Barton told Hello! Magazine: "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.
"I seem to be drawn to dark-sided men. I love them to be super-intelligent rather than Greek gods."
Barton split from Kooks frontman Luke Pritchard in March. She has previously dated other musicians including Cisco Adler and Rooney guitarist Taylor Locke.