Colin Farrell wants a "kind" girlfriend.

The 36-year-old actor - who has sons James, nine, and three-year-old Henry from previous relationships - is currently single and has learned as he has gotten older that seeing someone treat others well is the most important quality he looks for in a woman.

He said: "I have no specific wants, desires or needs - or none that I'm willing to speak about anyway.

"I will say that as I get older and calmer and quieter in my own self, the one quality in a woman that I find more and more attractive is kindness. A sense of adventure and humour is important too, but I truly find kindness and consideration for others to be the most attractive thing in anyone.

"That's probably the most boring answer to a question that has ever been given but it's what I really feel."

Although Colin insists he is happy to be single, he still "hopes" to find love again in the future.

He added to Britain's HELLO! magazine: "I've experienced quite a bit of romantic love and I hope I will again. If someone came along tomorrow I'd be so up for it. I'd be writing bad poems, the works.

"But until that happens, I'm cool with the way things are. I've got plenty of love in my life already in the form of my sons and a few good friends who I value dearly, so I'm not looking for more."