THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS star Luke Wilson frightened away a potential date by talking to her about love and marriage - within minutes of them meeting.

The Hollywood actor, ex-boyfriend of OSCAR-winning actress GWYNETH PALTROW, met some tattooed punk-rocker women in a Seattle, Washington, alternative music hot-spot THE CROCODILE CLUB, but his attempts to lure one of them with sensitive talk proved fruitless.

The clubber says, "He was hitting on me and I would have gone for him. But he was kinda weird.

"He started talking about wanting to fall in love and settling down and starting a family. I thought, 'Hey, I'm 21. That's a bit heavy for me.' I just wanna have fun."

08/08/2003 09:16