Leighton Meester thinks being in love is "wonderful".

The 24-year-old actress - who is rumoured to be dating actor Ryan Gosling - enjoys having someone to share her life with but accepts that finding the perfect person may take some time.

She said: "It's wonderful to be in love. And it's definitely wonderful to cuddle and have sex and get to experience life with somebody. But it's OK if you don't find him and you're 24. You can find it someday."

Leighton is best known for portraying Blair Waldorf in 'Gossip Girl' and she says she relates to the tempestuous relationship her character has with on-screen love interest Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).

She explained: "I can really relate to it - not necessarily because it's this dramatic, tumultuous relationship, but because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic. It's actual love. There's nobody for each other but them."

The 'Country Strong' star also spoke about her former wild partying ways, but insists she would never take illegal drugs.

She told the January 2011 edition of Allure magazine: "We had craaaazy parties, we had DJ's, bands, a fire twirler. One of my roommates burned off her bangs (fringe) on the stove trying to light a cigarette. I mean, drinking is one thing - overdrinking is another. And drugs are something that I do not tolerate at all. You'd be surprised how many people do it. If you go out and you're living the nightlife scene, that's what people do."