"Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common," the actress tells PEOPLE

By Christina Dugan
Updated August 30, 2016 12:25 PM
Credit: Source: Kaley Cuoco/Instagram

Whether it’s saddling up on her horse with boyfriend Karl Cook by her side or gearing up to promote a new campaign, Kaley Cuoco is all about the ride!

The Big Bang Theory star – who recently partnered with Local Offers with Visa, a program that will be powered through the Uber app and will allow Visa users to earn points towards free Uber rides by purchasing at select merchants (restaurants, bars, stores, etc.) – is opening up about her most recent endeavors.

The actress, 30, tells PEOPLE exclusively that she and her beau have been sharing some new, exciting adventures.

“It’s funny, he’s either the one riding or it’s me, so we’re rarely doing it together,” she says. “But recently we did go on a little trail ride date. It was adorable. We hadn’t really done that yet. One is usually cheering for the other so that was kind of cute to go out together. We totally held hands. It was very dorky!”

Cuoco, who says they rode into the sunset together, admits the date was just like “a storybook ending.”

The BBT star, who’s divorce from ex Ryan Sweeting was finalized in May, explains that she’s learned a lot about love in the past year.

“When you share something so special, some sort of connection – for us, it’s horses, but anything two people share – you have that common goal and you know that you want the same things in life, day to day, and in the future.”

She adds, “It just sets you on a better path. Having a lot in common is really important and we definitely have a lot in common. I think that that’s what makes us so strong and really happy.”