updated 12/28/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/31/2010 AT 12:45 PM ET
McCarthy, 38, has been quietly seeing a new man, entertainment-sports attorney Paul Krepelka, 43.
“They’ve been on a couple dates,” a source tells PEOPLE of the blossoming – and currently casual – relationship.
Krepelka, who hails from Massachusetts, is “a really nice guy,” adds another source.
That should suit McCarthy, who recently revealed her desire to start dating “normal folks.”
In April, McCarthy and longtime boyfriend Jim Carrey revealed they had split after five years together.