Entertainment TV Cheryl Burke Is 'Slowly but Surely' Ready to Start Dating Again After Matthew Lawrence Split "I'll have to start getting out of my comfort zone and out of this house," the Dancing with the Stars alum shared By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 6, 2022 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Cheryl Burke wants to ease her way back into the dating scene after her split from Matthew Lawrence. The Dancing with the Stars alum opened up about her current views on dating on the latest episode of her Burke in the Game podcast, admitting she's "definitely starting to be curious." "It doesn't necessarily mean, though, that I'm ready to get on Raya or any of these dating apps just yet. I definitely want to start, maybe, meeting new people," said Burke, 38. "Obviously, that means, I'll have to start getting out of my comfort zone and out of this house in order to do so. It is something of curiosity." Cheryl Burke Prepares to Get 'Vulnerable' on New Dating Podcast amid Divorce From Matthew Lawrence Burke also admitted to feeling "kind of lonely" at times. "I can totally numb through productivity all I want, but at the end of the day, you know, when I close my eyes and go to bed, it is kind of lonely," she continued. "I wouldn't mind having a text relationship with someone or even just someone to flirt with." She added, "I am open to definitely starting to date, slowly but surely. However, not so sure yet about these dating apps, but I think that might be the only way because I have left my house a few times and it's not that easy to meet people, right. So, we'll see what happens." Cheryl Burke; Matthew Lawrence. David Livingston/FilmMagic, Jim Smeal/Shutterstock Burke said she is "doing okay" but it's been "a long process" to fully heal after her separation. Going forward, there are different things that she's seeking in a partner — including a healthy sex life. In trying to describe what that would look like, Burke told intimacy expert Shan Boodram: "For me, it would be open communication and also being able to try new things and not be so structured." Cheryl Burke Revealed She Has Never Experienced an Orgasm During Intercourse On Feb. 18, Burke filed for divorce from Lawrence, 42, after three years of marriage. The Boy Meets World alum responded to her filing one month later, seeking for the court to not award spousal support to either party and for the pair's prenuptial agreement to be upheld. Burke later revealed that the former couple "were in couple's therapy, even before our marriage." "I think people associate therapy with like, 'Oh my god, there's a problem.' But really I think it's very healthy to have that third person there that's not biased and that can give you ways and tools on how to communicate," she said on Tamron Hall in May. "I don't regret any of that. I think that was very helpful for both of us." Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Burke also shared that the exes "definitely did try" to make things work. "People evolve. People grow," she added. "And sometimes they grow together and sometimes they, unfortunately, grow apart."