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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says ladies are better off lusting after Twilight's Robert Pattinson.

"Rob Pattinson is a sex symbol. Rob Pattinson is a genuine sexy guy. He's got the height," Radcliffe, 19, told Usmagazine.com Thursday at the NYC premiere of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. "If girls like short and nerdy, then I'm a sex symbol!"

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He said he hasn't spoken much to Pattinson, whose Twilight films are just as popular with teens as the Potter ones.

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"I've said probably three words to him in the last three years and that was before Twilight all kicked off," Radcliffe told Us. "But I wish him well. Hopefully, I'll see him at some point. He's bound to turn up at one of these [premieres] at some point."

Though he is mum on his dating life -- "As a romantic leading man, I try to keep my personal life as far removed from the film as possible," he said -- he said he can still get gushy.

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"I suppose I am fairly romantic in my own life!" he told Us. "You know, I like to think I am. Maybe ex-girlfriends might disagree with me!

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When it comes to being romantic, "It's always really long and involved. It involves a trail of notes!"