The upcoming Scary Movie V star, 27, dished about her preference in the opposite sex to Maxim for its May issue, saying, "There's definitely a thing where I like the dark, mysterious bad boy."
That said, she isn't opposed to "surfer, blond frat guys," whom she has also liked.
The former High School Musical star – who posed barely dressed for the magazine's cover – says she's "definitely old-school when it comes to dating."
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Tisdale's relationships have included those with musician Jared Murillo and music video director Scott Speer.