London: Actress Charlize Theron says she has never casually dated but instead has spent the last 20 years in relationships.
The 'Snow White and the Huntsman' star, who split from boyfriend Stuart Townsend in January 2010 after almost nine years of dating, said until now she has been in relationships but never casually dated,  as reported.
"I don't think I've actually been on a date with somebody I didn't know. I've been on dates with my boyfriend of course but I've never really dated.
"I've been in serious relationships from the time I was 19 and I'm single for the first time in my life since then. I had to make a real conscious effort to rediscover myself and it's hard. I'm a creature who has really found her comfort in relationships," Theron said.
While she was sad that she and Stuart could no longer make it work, Theron said she is now at peace with the separation.
"It was sinking but I gave it a fight to try and make it work. That was my priority. I've never re-connected with an ex and I feel that once I'm done I'm really done. I'm really at peace and feeling good about it. All of us go through darkness but that doesn't make you dark."