Unlucky-in-love Jennifer Aniston says falling in love is like buying new house.

Unlucky-in-love actress Jennifer Aniston says falling in love is like buying a new house.

The Friends star – rumoured to be dating hunky actor Gerard Butler – opened up about affairs of the heart while promoting her new flick Love Happens.

The actress, who is divorced from Brad Pitt and has endured splits from actor Vince Vaughn, model Paul Sculfor and singer John Mayer, says she still believes in finding “the one”.

But these days, she has a more practical way of looking at love: “If you’re going into a rental situation, you can maybe paint the walls a little bit but ultimately the structure is what it is.

“If you go into anything thinking that you’re going to change them, that’s not really fair.”

“Sometimes, you buy and sometimes, you’re renting, and then you rent and you fall in love with it and you buy.”

Making love happen, according to Aniston, is about keeping an open mind.

“I think you have to relinquish control,” said the 40-year-old. “As I don’t think it’s something you can control or really choose. You know, it sorta of chooses you. It’s about being open to it and being open to what form it comes in and what package it is delivered to you in. People have all of these rules and preset ideas about how the person supposed to be, how an when it’s supposed to be. Like anything if you’re lazy then it dies. Work, flowers, love – it all takes us to pay attention to things. You also have to realise that love evolves and changes.”