Zac Efron is looking for love in all the wrong places.

The actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show October 4, where the 24-year-old confirmed that he is regretfully single. "Dating is kind of hard," Efron admitted. "A forced awkward situation is very strange. Especially for me, for some reason. I like to go and do something adventurous. I like to go out and do some sort of crazy activity."

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After briefly romancing Mirror Mirror's Lily Collins, 23, earlier this year, Efron acknowledged that dating in the public eye presents a different set of challenges. "You always have to be careful, I guess, about that kind of thing," he said. "Every day is a new experience and I take it as it comes. Some people I worry about, some I really don't have to."

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Efron -- who dated High School Musical's Vanessa Hudgens, 23, from 2007 to 2010 -- also talked about dancing in his underwear opposite Nicole Kidmman, 45, in the upcoming drama The Paperboy.

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"It was a sort of a intense dramatic moment for me. I was very prepared to give my all in a dramatic moment, and before I knew it, music started to turn up around me and she kind of looked at me and said, 'You want to dance?' And they're still rolling, so I couldn't really say, 'Cut!' And before I knew it, we were improvising an entire dance in the rain," Efron recalled. "It's one of my favorite scenes in the movie."

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