For fans of the Twilight series, the name Robert Pattinson will be familiar. The English actor plays the role of Edward Cullen in the popular film franchise. Although he has been in numerous high-profile relationships, is Robert Pattinson finally committing to a long-term partner? According to his latest Instagram post, the actor is seeking a long-term relationship.

“I’m looking for someone to share my life with. I want to wake up next to someone, fall asleep next to them, and see the person I love the most in the world by my side,” the actor stated in the post. “I want to be with someone I can talk to about anything. Someone I want to grow old with.”

While many might see this as a sign of increased commitment from the actor, the post wasn’t made to be entirely altruistic. Edward Cullen and his fellow vampire characters have been a popular topic amongst fans of Twilight due to the fact that the male protagonist is typically depicted as a loner with no interest in romantic relationships. In the film series, Edward is constantly being persecuted by the women he dates, who he claims to love more than anything else in the world.

With the exception of a few scattered interviews over the years, Robert Pattinson has mostly remained silent about his love life. The actor dated actress Ruby Tuesday for two years before her tragic death in 2013. He then went through a turbulent period of self-reflection that resulted in a documentary of the same name. In June 2018, the actor finally opened up about his past relationships in an interview with GQ magazine. “There’s not been a lot of relationships in my life. I’ve had a lot of girlfriends, but it’s always been a bit like dating different women. There’s never really been a connection,” he said. “I’ve always been the friend who likes to help out when someone is sad or lonely or having a bad day. I’ve never really been in a relationship that was all about the love and the lust and the wanting to have sex all the time. I’ve been in a few relationships, the most extreme of which was when I was 19. It was very brief. It was almost like a rape.”

While some might see the above quote as indicating Robert Pattinson has now found true love, GQ seems more inclined to interpret it as a reflection of the actor’s growth as a person and a more optimistic outlook on his romantic future.

Regardless, the fact remains that Robert Pattinson is still waiting for that special someone. And if his last Instagram post is anything to go by, he seems to be doing everything in his power to make sure that his search for romance doesn’t end in heartache.

Why Is Edward Cullen So Emotionally Strict?

While searching for love might be challenging for anyone, Robert Pattinson is not exactly at the top of his class when it comes to attracting a romantic partner. In the GQ interview, the actor discussed the difficulties he faces in keeping a romantic relationship. “One of the things I struggle with is just projecting confidence. I always think there’s something else I need to do or need to improve on in order to get a girlfriend. But there’s never been anything else. It’s always been me directly facing my fear of rejection. Which is an interesting thing to admit. But that’s just me,” he said.

It’s not that Robert Pattinson is a bad person. In fact, he has a very kind heart. It’s just that he’s quite shy and feels most comfortable when no one is around to witness his interactions with other people. This is not a quality that typically attracts women. According to the actor, he often plays the “friend who is slightly dastardly” role in his relationships, always trying to keep the peace by placating the girl he’s dating with attention and affection. He knows this isn’t how real men act, but he can’t help but be drawn to that certain charisma a man with muscles exudes. Despite his best efforts, this never quite works out. Instead, Robert Pattinson’s romantic partners find themselves frequently accusing him of being controlling and manipulative.

Does He Listen To Others?

So you think you’re found someone who finally understands you? Think again. According to Edward Cullen’s own words, you’ve never truly understood him. In the GQ interview, the actor stated: “People always think that I’m quite a complicated character, that I have lots of hidden layers. But actually, there’s only ever been one person who’s truly understood me and gotten beneath the surface of my mind.”

“As a teenager, there was this girl. We sort of fell in love, even though we were just children. But she understood me in a way that nobody else ever had,” he continued. “It was like she saw right into my soul. And she still does. I guess that’s why I’m so scared to lose her. Because maybe she’ll finally see that I’m not the person I pretend to be.”

Does He Take Care Of His Friends?

The men in Twilight are renowned for being self-absorbed. This is especially the case with Edward Cullen, who is so wrapped up in his own world that he often neglects those closest to him. In “The Cullens”, a short story from the collection entitled “La Rose Saison”, one of the minor characters questions this aloofness, accusing him of being “too proud” to show his emotions. While this might be an unfair characterization, it’s clear that Robert Pattinson has never truly enjoyed the company of others. Despite all of his success, he still seems to be searching for that one special person who will make him truly happy.