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Dallas' Jesse Metcalfe says beauty is nothing without brains

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Want to keep Jesse Metcalfe's attention? Impress him with your intelligence

Jesse Metcalfe is one of the most gorgeous guys in Hollywood, but when it comes to dating women he says beauty is nothing without brains.

The Dallas actor has dated a string of beautiful women, including Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud and Courtney Robertson, but he says you cannot have a long-term relationship with someone unless you can connect with them on an intellectual level.

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During an interview with HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday, the Desperate Housewives actor said that while he may initially be drawn to someone by their looks that doesn't make a relationship work.

"As far as being in a relationship with somebody, I've dated in the past some very beautiful women that weren't so smart, and it didn't really keep my attention," he revealed. "So I really look for the total package."

That's just one of the reasons why Metcalfe thinks his current girlfriend, actress Cara Santana, is perfect for him.

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"[She] is just one of the most caring and generous people I've ever met, and she's incredibly intelligent," he said. "She keeps our lives and my life in order. I'd be lost without her, I really would."

It's nice to know Metcalfe is interested in more than just good looks, and maybe there will be an engagement in the future for this pair — not just the speculation of one.

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"That's not to say we won't get engaged and won't get married, it seems to be going in that direction, but not yet," he previously said during an interview with the Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show on KIIS 1065 in May, while squashing the engagement rumors.

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