Jake Gyllenhaal seems like quite the catch 鈥 the actor鈥檚 latest project, Stronger, in which he plays real-life Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, is getting MAJOR Oscar buzz, he can聽cook, and he doesn鈥檛 kiss and tell. Yet somehow, the actor, 36, is still single鈥. and definitely looking to mingle.

In a new interview with Elle, the actor opened up about his dating life, admitting that he wouldn鈥檛 mind amping things up in the romance department. 鈥淧eople should set me up more often,鈥 he declared. 鈥淚 absolutely encourage it. There should be more of that in my life.鈥

But don鈥檛 feel TOO bad for Gyllenhaal 鈥 he鈥檚 doing alright on his own. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 get lonely,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 have myself.鈥 When pressed for more, he explained that he has 鈥渁 really wonderful group of friends. And I have a life I love in New York City. When you have a foundation that鈥檚 strong, you can move from it and go explore.鈥

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We'll share ours with him ;))

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He also happens to have two majorly important women in his life: his sister, Maggie Gyllenhaal, who he accompanied to the Women鈥檚 March back in January, and his mother, who taught him his biggest life lessons.

鈥淢y mom would always say this thing about writing 鈥 and I鈥檝e taken it into account in a lot of things in my life 鈥 which is just, 鈥楳ake it shorter,'鈥 he revealed. 鈥淔igure out what you are truly saying, whittle it down to the essence, then say that.鈥

Now. Where do we sign up for those dates?

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