Stepping off the set his hit CW series “The Carrie Diaries,” Austin Butler is offering relationship advice in the April 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan.
While being featured in the mag, the 21-year-old chats about everything from his girlfriend qualifications to his keeping up with life”s positive outlooks.
Check out GossipCenter”s recap of Mr. Butler”s interview below. For more be sure to visit Cosmo!
On what he looks for in a lady:
“Someone who is selfless in nature and cares about othersthat”s such a huge thing for me. How someone treats a waiter or doorman can tell you so much about a person. And I”m attracted to someone who is a hard worker and is passionate about what they do.”
On looking on the bright side of things:
“I went through a period when I was rebellious and a mess of a person. I”d swing from happy to depressed, and I realized the patterns of my mental state were contingent on the feelings I was allowing in my head. Depression and anxiety can”t fit in your head if you”re cultivating feelings of joy and inspiration. So now every morning, I go for a walk and list all the things I”m grateful for. It makes me so happy.”
On handling an untrustworthy significant other:
“As soon as you start feeling like you can”t trust the person and you need to check his phone or have his Facebook password or look through his messagesas soon as that trust barrier is brokenit”s hard to keep a relationship going after that. That”s one thing my dad taught me, because he”d been cheated on once and he always had this sick feeling in his stomach that she would do it again. You have to be able to trust that that person is going to come home to you.”