updated 10/24/2008 AT 9:20 AM ET
•originally published 10/24/2008 AT 9:50 AM ET
“I’m not used to being single but it’s really nice,” Barton, 22, told PEOPLE at the Arcade boutique opening in Los Angeles on Thursday.
“It’s great, actually,” adds the former O.C. actress, who’s set to launch a line of high-end headbands.
In fact, Barton has advice for other single girls.
“Just embrace it,” she says. “It’s important to breathe for a minute.”
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