February 8th, 2012
11:58 AM ET
Jennifer Aniston's romantic ups-and-downs have been well-documented, but the good news is that the actress now has a solid idea of what she wants in a man.
"Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want," the actress tells InStyle in its March issue, which will be available Friday. "As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.”
Now dating her "Wanderlust" co-star Justin Theroux, Aniston says one thing she admires about him is his taste.
“First of all, he has great style—it’s very specific, and it has been his style forever," Aniston says. "Has it influenced mine? No, but I know people say it has. 'Oh, look, you’re dressing alike.' And I think, 'No I’m not. I’ve had this jacket for three years!'”
The actress is also gearing up for her 43rd birthday on February 11, and while she's not bemoaning getting another year older, there is one thing that makes her feel up in age.
“When I see girls who are 20-something, or the new crop of actresses, and [I] think, 'Aren’t we kind of the same age?' You lose perspective," she says. "Or being offered the part of a woman with a 17-year-old child. It’s like, 'I’m not old enough to have a 17-year-old!' And then you realize, well, yeah, you are."
That said, "I don’t feel my age," Aniston tells the magazine. "I feel young every day.”
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