"I think I'm ready," the Bachelorette alum says of her Big Apple boyfriend prospects

By Tierney McAfee
Updated April 17, 2015 03:30 PM
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Three months after Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray called off their engagement, the Bachelorette star is single and ready to mingle in New York City.

Dorfman, 28, who relocated from Atlanta last month, tells PEOPLE she’s relishing her independence in the Big Apple – but that it may not last long.

“Everybody seems to know a single guy in New York,” she told PEOPLE at the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Inaugural Blue Diamond Gala on Thursday. “And everyone’s like, ‘Let me set you up with my friend so-and-so.’ “

And Dorfman is definitely game for a little matchmaking.

“Oh, I’m ready,” she says, laughing. “I think I’m ready. I don’t think anyone should be alone for the rest of their lives. There comes a time where you know you have to move on with your life and have a happy life, and I think I’m ready.”

Dorfman previously called her broken engagement the “biggest failure of my life,” but the split seems to have taught her a valuable lesson.

“I’m just being selective this time,” she explains.

And now she has a whole new city of eligible bachelors to choose from. “I will say there are some hot guys in New York. I’ll walk down the street … and I find myself doing a total double turn and being like, ‘Woo!’ But it’s funny because New York is so fast-paced, and I feel like you just pass a great-looking guy and it’s like, you never see him again. So it’s different.”

It helps that Dorfman knows exactly what she wants in a partner.

“I’m looking for a guy that definitely is going to be accepting of who I am and kind of appreciate the fact that I want to be a strong, powerful woman. And somebody that wants to have a career in whatever I want to do,” the former assistant district attorney says. “Definitely a family guy and somebody who can just handle his own, I think.”

Although Dorfman may be ready to dip her toe in the dating pool again, she says she’s enjoying being on her own in the big city for now.

“I’m very independent right now. Coming into my own and having my own place means a lot to me right now.”

Reporting by MARIAH HAAS

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