"I just know it when I feel it." WATCH: Paula Patton Says She's 'Becoming an Adult' After Split from Robin Thicke Thicke certainly has moved on in his love life.
In December, the 38-year-old singer and his 20-something girlfriend, April Love Geary, heated up Saint Barthélemy, France with their public displays of affection.
"It is when people check out, turn off their hearts and become cold," she explained.
"I guess I wish that everybody was more fearless and just took a jump and took a leap of faith to say 'yes' to love."The actress also admits that she's not sure what makes a perfect match aside from initial chemistry.
"I believe in love at first sight and I believe in that feeling when you go, 'Oh, that's it,'" she touted.
Dating is hard even for absolutely gorgeous people like Paula Patton. Life is too short.” No doubt she’ll have an endless array of suitors once she’s ready.
The 40-year-old actress revealed she’s having trouble navigating the dating scene since her high-profile divorce from Robin Thicke.
“I haven’t been doing too much of it, it’s kind of strange,” the star told Essence.
“Listen, I met (Robin) when I was 15 years old, and I have no idea what I’m doing.” Together since they were teenagers, the pair dated for over a decade before tying the knot in 2005.
After welcoming their son in 2010, they announced their split in 2014 and finalized their divorce a year later. “I want a man, but I want a man that also wants to embrace his inner child.
But while she may not be familiar with the ins and outs of single life in the 21st century, Paula definitely knows what she’s looking for in a partner.
Nearly a year after officially divorcing Robin Thicke, the 40-year-old actress told ET that she's ready to find love again, but also spoke about a pretty serious relationship she had after ending her 10-year marriage."It didn't work out. I am hoping to feel that way soon."Confessing to being a "next level romantic," the actress says she believes there is a "perfect match" for every person.
It was a good time," Patton revealed at the junket forwhich hits theaters Friday. "It is a beautiful thing to find your partner in crime. "If you have met your perfect match and it was working, stay with it. Hold onto that because it is special." WATCH: Robin Thicke Explains Paula Patton Split -- 'Cheating Is Not Why We're Apart' Despite her split from Thicke, Patton is keeping the faith. No matter what happens, love hurts."She added, "But it feels amazing, so you got to get back up and give it a go again." MORE: Paula Patton Breaks Silence on Robin Thicke Split -- There's Still a Deep Love There Patton's advice for seeking out a relationship: "Be vulnerable" and "open your heart.""You are losing out if you don't give yourself over to it," she continued.