Emma Watson is a "hopeless romantic".

The 'Harry Potter' actress believes the way people conduct relationships has changed through the years but the 21-year-old beauty insists she is still a fan of traditional romance.

She said: "I've always been a hopeless romantic. I think, 'Why not?' It's nice. I think there's a perception that perhaps my generation doesn't believe in romance so much. I would be tempted to disagree and say we do believe in romance, seduction and gallantry, but that courtship and The Game is played in a different way."

Emma – who is believed to be dating actor Johnny Simmons - also thinks her ideas of love have changed as she has gotten older, but she insists she is as romantic as ever.

She told HELLO! magazine: "I think as I'm growing up, my definition of love is becoming a lot broader.

"I think you can love loads of different people in different ways. It's definitely become more broadened and encompassing than when I was ten years old and I thought there was one Prince Charming. But I don't think it's any less romantic actually."