British actress Felicity Jones has started to date again less than a year after splitting from her long-term boyfriend.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 star has been out of the romance game since breaking up with sculptor artist Ed Fornieles last year (13) after a decade together.

She has now started courting again but admits she is so out of practise that her nerves are leading to embarrassing encounters.

Jones tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "I went on a couple of dates recently and they were very awkward. I don't want to go into the gory details of my love life but I was with this person and it was so awkward because, you know what it's like, when you are so nervous you don't know what to say to each other but you really like that person?

"And it's always when you like someone that you never know what to say. Why is that? It's so annoying. But when you don't like someone you feel so cool and you say all these wonderful things...

"I have had love and I have lost love and I was just in a very long relationship that was very important to me but unfortunately it broke down. But I learned so much from that relationship and I am glad that person was very, very important to me and I had him in my life."