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Armytage not fussed about lack of dates
Samantha Armytage. Picture: Supplied

TV presenter Samantha Armytage may have been on one of the most high-profile dates in Australia, but it's the only one she's had this year.

The Sunrise host says she hasn't been out with a man since the entire country found out she'd enjoyed a five-hour lunch with Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet in March.

But Armytage isn't fazed in the slightest.

"It will happen, the 36-year-old told this month's issue of The Australian Women's Weekly, of which she features on the cover.

"I meet lots of interesting men. In the past I haven't been the greatest judge of character, but I think I've done a lot of growing up in the last couple of years.

Armytage has been single since her 2012 split with Sydney hotelier Peter De Angelis.

She's now fine-tuned her approach to dating, adopting stricter boundaries about what she "won't put up with".

"He has to be kind and he has to have a job. As I say, I've had some dating disasters in the past - and a good sense of humour," she said.

"I like tall, and I'm a doer, I like getting out on the paddleboard ... I need an action man, but a nice action man. Kindness above all else."

Armytage, who admitted to being "a little chuffed" about gracing the cover of the ultimate Australian women's magazine, said she "absolutely" wants to have children.

"It's just not my time right now ... I'm not going to push it," the TV presenter said.

"I'm not going to marry a d***head for the sake of having a baby. I'm not that girl."

And in an industry where image is crucial, David Koch's Sunrise co-host had no problem "laughing at her weightier incarnation" during her Dancing With The Stars stint in 2011.

She'd just prefer others didn't call her "curvy".

"They keep prefixing me with `curvy' and that word annoys me a little bit," she said.

"I don't think they always mean that in a terribly nice way, but if normal women out there respond well - and I know they do because they come up to me in the street and tell me - then I think that's fabulous."

The West Australian

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