Josh Radnor has revealed that he is in no rush to settle down.
Unlike his How I Met Your Mother alter-ego Ted Mosby, the 38-year-old actor - who is rumoured to be dating fellow actress Julia Jones - said he prefers to take his time when it comes to love and marriage.
"I don't have a timeline for wife, kids and all that stuff. It seems like a fairly big decision you don't want to rush into," he said.
Josh's latest film Liberal Arts, which he directed and wrote, sees him portraying Jesse, a 35-year-old who struggles to contain his feelings after a chance meeting with student Zibby (played by Elizabeth Olsen) during a visit back to university.
He acknowledged there are some similarities between Ted and Jesse: "They're both unapologetically erudite, and they both overthink things certainly. But Jesse is not obsessively on the hunt for a mate the way Mr Mosby is."
:: Liberal Arts opens in cinemas on October 5.