He believes that he's a 'much better' romantic partner now than he was in his younger years.
Chris Evans is looking forward to having a family. In an interview with PEOPLE this month, Evans revealed that he has reached a place in life where he wants to have a better work-life balance and spend more time at home and with his family in Boston.
The actor said that he although feels "very content" in his life now, he looks forward to a future that includes marriage and children. "That's absolutely something I want," said Evans.
Talking about relationships, he said that most of the best artists "[admit] it wasn't the work they made [that they are most proud of], it was about the relationships, the families they created, the love they found, the love they shared." That's something he also feels is true, said Evans. According to him, these things are the "most important." The 41-year-old said: "I love the idea of tradition and ceremony, I had a lot of that in my life so the idea of creating that, I can't think of anything better."
Moreover, Evans believes that he's a "much better" romantic partner now than he was in his younger years. Mainly because he is able to identify areas for personal growth and improvement.
He has spent "a lot of time learning what's helpful and what hasn't been," the actor shared. "We all have patterns, hang-ups, or baggage that repeat and echo, so I've really been able to kind of identify where I need improvement and what works. I also really see the value and strength behind saying, 'I'm sorry.' If you're able in those vulnerable moments to stay calm and listen and say you're sorry even if you don't think you've done anything wrong because it's not from your perspective it's from the other person's I think that opens up a door in a very healthy way."
For him, "vulnerability and humility" are what matters in a partner, Evans revealed. He added that he doesn't like to get into any "forms of manipulation" in a relationship. "I find a certain level of humility sexy but that doesn't necessarily mean physically at all. I just think it's very wise to recognize that you might not know [everything]. It's wise to recognize you could be wrong. It's wise and mature to be able to say 'I'm sorry I made a mistake,' to be vulnerable and not always be looking for the argument or take things to an argumentative place. That takes a lot of maturity and I find that very sexy."
He also admitted that he sees himself as quite a romantic. He thinks that declarations of love are great. "I love love. I'm a bit of a sap like that. I like being sentimental, I cry pretty easily. At a good song, nice sunset, yeah, my emotions are bubbling," said Evans.
The Captain America: The First Avenger star was recently named Sexiest Man Alive by PEOPLE magazine." My mom will be so happy," he said of the honor. "She's proud of everything I do but this is something she can really brag about."
Evans will be next seen in Red One alongside Dwayne Johnson. The film is scheduled to be released next year.
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