Hollywood star Christina Applegate is relieved she's married - so she doesn't have to put up with dating dilemmas.

The Sweetest Thing actress, who tied the knot with Johnathon Schaech (corr.) in October 2001, says she hates the 'rule' that men wait three days after meeting a woman to phone her for a date.

Applegate tells men magazine ESQUIRE, "That three-day crap doesn't not apply.

"We're getting older, and we don't have time to screw around. Wait too long, and we'll lose interest."

22/06/2004 21:10