TWILIGHT heartthrob Taylor Lautner has been banned from dating until he turns 28.
The 17-year-old actor's father has imposed a strict rule on the teenager, but Lautner insists he understands his parents' reasons for his tough upbringing.
He says, "My dad says I can't date until I'm 28. I'm definitely hoping to negotiate that one down.
"My parents brought me up to have respect and not take things for granted."
But when Lautner does start searching for romance, he knows exactly what he's looking for: "I like girls who aren't uptight and not afraid to be a dork. I dig girls who can let loose and have a fun time."