07/20/2012 AT 7:00 PM ET
Cheryl Burke and pro athlete Joffrey Lupul seemingly hit it off the moment they first saw each other.
The Canada-bred Toronto Maple Leafs player, 28, met Burke, also 28, in June when she hosted the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas. The pair stepped out as a couple just a few weeks later at an event on Wednesday.
But Lupul is more than just another handsome face. Here are five things to know about the man who is currently sweeping the Dancing with the Stars regular off her feet.
1. What he looks for in a woman
“I like a sense of humor,” he told Toronto Sports Network. “But she has to be a genuine person – someone you can talk to and enjoy being around.”