Sexy and Single! Jake Gyllenhaal Answers Your Questions
updated 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/07/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Oh, that's good. Look, man, nothing compares to a kiss from Jennifer Aniston. Gemma, this is one of her first movie roles. Clearly it wasn't her first time kissing. But I still give props to Jen; she's pretty awesome.
We felt your pain after you and Reese Witherspoon broke up. Is dating in the public eye getting easier?
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Things like my relationships are personal, and I've been able to keep them that way. Even though people speculate and take photographs, they're still things that are personal and precious to me.
What's your perfect date?
New York City
Well, you have to start off with the right woman. Anything can be romantic if it's the right person.
What's a typical day like for you?
Usually it starts off with coffee and some form of exercise, and then whenever I can, I just like to be outside. If my friends are around, we'll do something active like hiking.
What's the most important quality to have in a relationship?
Thanks for the question, Jenny. I think a sense of humor is most important in almost every situation.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
I really like that question. I think as I get older, I don't know if I do. But that constantly changes. Right now, that's my answer. But you never know.
DO YOU ENJOY YOUR NEW, SEXY CHISELED BODY?
Wow, Carolina, that's so kind. I'm a really active person. I loved learning sword fighting because it kind of fulfilled a childhood dream of mine when I was a kid in the backyard playing with sticks. As long as I'm in shape and walking around healthy, I'm happy.
DID YOUR SISTER MAGGIE EVER BEAT YOU UP AS A KID?
Depends on what you call beating up. She performed the musical Cats for our parents, and she made me lick milk from a bowl while she sang, which was, in a way, abuse. There were many forms of that throughout my childhood.