Nordegren, 31, has been spotted with American financier Jamie Dingman – photographed sharing a kiss and a hug in Stockholm, Sweden, on July 12.
A source confirmed to PEOPLE that the two are “at the beginning of dating, where you don’t know where it’s going to go.”
The Swedish-born psychology student met Dingman, 37, at a charity dinner in Florida benefiting Queen Silvia of Sweden’s World Childhood Foundation on April 2. And, despite rumors to the contrary, this is Nordegren’s first post-split relationship.
“It’s fun and she’s happy,” adds a second source.
Nordegren finalized her divorce from Woods in August 2010. They have two children, Sam, 4, and Charlie, 2.
• Reporting by SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL and LINDA MARX