Nina Dobrev prefers relationships to one-night stands.

While the 24-year-old actress has recently split up with her 'Vampire Diaries' co-star Ian Somerhalder, she admitted she won't be playing the field as she prefers to be settled in a relationship.

She told the September 2013 edition of America's Cosmopolitan magazine: ''You either have chemistry or you don't, but a lot of what attracts me is a guy's mind and talent. I need to get to know all those things before I fall for someone. I'm not a one-night-stand kind of girl. I'm a relationship girl.

''I'm progressive in some ways, old-fashioned in others. I like it when guys hold the door open and are sweet and thoughtful. The guys on our show are really good at that. A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that's problem!''

Nina has been spending more time than ever with her friend Julianne Hough - who also went through a break-up with Ryan Seacrest recently - but Nina insists there is more to their friendship than dealing with romantic issues.

She said: ''It's been cool to find an active buddy - there are lots of girlie girls around. We don't talk about make-up; we talk about life.''

''[The break-ups] are not what our friendship is about. Unfortunately, that's how it's perceived, but there's more to us. People aren't defined by their relationships. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.''