Hollywood actor Matt Damon is so blissfully happy with his waitress girlfriend Luciana Barroso, he is urging fellow stars to start dating non-celebrities.

THE BOURNE SUPREMACY star was horrified to see his best pal Ben Affleck hounded by press over his failed romance with Jennifer Lopez, and he insists lower profile relationships cut down on media hassle.

He says, "After watching what my poor friend Ben went through, I've seen that you can't let your life go to hell that way.

"So for me, I've made things a lot easier for myself by not having a relationship with another celebrity.

"I've gone out with actresses and over the years I just realised I had a choice to make.

"It's worked out really well that way and I couldn't be happier."