"I'm not rushing, but at the same time, I'm not just trying not to ever date," Bailey tells PEOPLE Now

By Stephanie Petit
November 23, 2016 12:28 PM

Cynthia Bailey is open to finding love again someday.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 48, tells PEOPLE Now that although she’s taking time to heal from her divorce from businessman Peter Thomas, she’s not opposed to jumping back into the dating scene.

“I’m not rushing, but at the same time, I’m not just trying not to ever date,” she says. “I’m definitely looking forward to finding love at some point.”

Bailey admits that she’s still recovering, but feels like a “failure” because her marriage didn’t work out, admitting that at first, the she felt as though she wasn’t meant to be a wife and that she’d never find love again.

“I was really kind of beating myself up,” she says, but adds that things have slowly changed. “As time has gone on, I just feel like it’s not like I’ll never get married again.”

She continues to say, “I really don’t know what the future holds for me, but I’m optimistic. I want love again. I want to be in a relationship again.”

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays (8 p.m. ET) on Bravo.