Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks Dating Zooey Deschanel with Playboy

Posted Saturday August 18, 2012 1:25 PM GMT

Fans have constantly brought up the idea of Joseph Gordon-Levitt dating his “500 Days of Summer” co-star Zooey Deschanel, but it appears that’s never going to happen.

In a recent interview with Playboy, “The Dark Knight Rises” star said, ““It’s awkward when people say that. Zooey and I just think it’s funny. We’ve been friends for 10 years.”

The 31-year-old actor continued, “She loves movies, music and art, and she’s incredibly knowledgeable about that stuff. She’s turned me on to so many good movies and so much good music. It’s just fun to have conversations, watch movies with her and stuff like that.”

The brunette beauty filed for divorce from Ben Gibbard last January and has been dating screenwriter Jamie Linden and although Joseph doesn’t see a future with her, he has set his standards for potential dates.

The Hollywood hunk told the publication, “Making checklists of things you’re looking for in a person is the numero uno thing you can do to guarantee you’ll be alone forever,” adding, “You just have to pay attention, keep your eyes open, listen to people and be present. I guess what I look for in a girl is someone who’s doing that too.”

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