Back off, girls! Zac Efron wants 'dating downtime'

Zac Efron is apparently ready for some "quiet time" after his fling with Michelle Rodriguez.

Earlier this year the 26-year-old actor was linked to the 36-year-old after they were spotted snuggling up on a yacht near Ibiza. The romance is thought to have been short-lived, with Zac now getting close to his We Are Your Friends co-star Emily Ratajkowski -- best known for appearing topless in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines video. "She has that exotic look Zac loves - Emily is a stunner. She's also a hard worker and her focus is on her career, not partying like Michelle. Zac wanted quite time after his big crazy fling and Emily gave that to him," a source told British magazine Heat. Zac plays a DJ called Cole in the upcoming movie, which follows him as he attempts to hit the big time. Emily portrays the girlfriend of Cole's boss and they have apparently had a lot of fun on set. The pair have been spotted together and have seemingly clicked, although they are in no rush to put a label on their friendship.

‘He likes her. She came into his life at the right time’

"He likes her. She came into his life at the right time. They are hanging out a lot," the insider said. "They are taking things slow. They don't want anything to interfere with the movie."

Zac rarely comments on his personal life in depth, but is happy to chat about it in a roundabout way. He's previously discussed what he looks for in a partner, insisting he doesn't bother sticking to traditional dating rules.

"Sex is a beautiful thing. I don't object," he told Glamour magazine, when asked what he thinks of girls who are happy to sleep with someone on the first date.

"I think the most important thing for me in a relationship is honesty. In the beginning, sometimes girls don't show their genuine personality."

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