Dating a star makes things easier: Cooper

London: Actor Bradley Cooper believes it`s "easier" for him to date a celebrity because they will understand what life in the public eye is like.

Cooper, who has been romantically linked to actress Olivia Wilde and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez since splitting from actress Renee Zellweger earlier this year, thinks chemistry and connection are key factors in starting a relationship.

"Connection and chemistry are amazing things and if the other person is used to being in the media, it makes things easier," quoted the 36-year-old as saying.