updated 05/09/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 05/09/1994 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Dean grew up raising Cain in Malibu, was a football star at Princeton (where he dated Brooke Shields) and planned to play pro ball until sidelined by a knee injury. Back in L.A., he made a splash in the summer of 1992 as Brenda's 90210 beau before speeding on to Super stardom last fall. The show, he says, leaves no time for romance (he broke up with Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson in January), but Cain is taking a scientific approach to the problem. "I've picked the wrong type in my past because I've such a weakness for beautiful sexy women," particularly, he admits, for those with "long, slender hands and big, rubbery lips." His solution? "I'm working trial and error on this."