Audrina Patridge: Dating Is Difficult

04/25/2011 AT 07:45 AM EDT

Audrina Patridge has been spotted with hunky polo player Nic Roldan, but she says she's unattached.

"I'm actually single right now," the VH1 reality star tells PEOPLE with a laugh. "Single life is fun."

Patridge, 25, may enjoy her time without a serious boyfriend, but she admits dating in the spotlight certainly has its pitfalls.

"It's hard because being in the industry I'm in, if I talk to another guy or if I'm seen with someone, all of a sudden that's my boyfriend," she says. "So I don't really get a chance to date, because then it'll be all over the tabloids."

Fortunately for Patridge – who recently split from Aussie BMX beau Corey Bohan – finding a new man isn't a priority right now.

"I'm just kind of focusing on my career and I'm just so busy," the Audrina star says. "We'll see what happens. If I meet someone, that'd be awesome, but if not, that's okay right now."

So what does it take to win over the heart of the Orange County, Calif.-bred bombshell?

"I like a guy who has a sense of humor," Patridge says. "Looks – you know, that's always a good thing. And someone respectful and they kind of have an edge, but they know how to treat a woman. Whenever you meet someone, if you have that connection or that chemistry, you kind of know right off the bat that there's something going on."
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