Zac Efron is ready to settle down. The 29-year-old actor says that as he gets older, he thinks more and more about finding that one special lady.

"I didn’t think much about settling down until recently," Efron explains. "Now that I’m getting closer to my 30s, I’m around some great relationships and I’ve seen expert couples at work."

What's the tip he's picked up from these romantic successes? Working on yourself first. As Efron puts it, "I’m realizing that you have to find your own happiness before you can make somebody else happy."

Efron was most recently linked to model Sami Miro. The two split after two years together last April.