updated 07/24/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/24/2012 AT 12:30 PM ET
The divorced mother, 37, has signed on to shoot a dating show, which has yet to be picked up by a network, reports E! News.
“She is ready to find love again and to move on from her past,” a source tells E! “She’s excited. This is a chance to start something new.”
Her (potentially) televised search for a special someone comes three years after she filed for divorce from Jon Gosselin, transforming Jon & Kate Plus 8, which began in 2007, to Kate Plus 8 in 2010. (The show, which was canceled in 2011, continued to document the lives of their eight children: 11-year-old twins Cara and Mady, and 8-year-old sextuplets Alexis, Hannah, Aaden, Collin, Leah and Joel.)
Earlier this year, she revealed that despite her full house, she was feeling lonely.
“I clean up the house, put the kids to bed, and there I sit,” she said in a February episode of Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. “Ideally I would find that person – “I don’t know if I feel ready for that.”
But now that she’s ready, a source tells E! that “she is willing to travel around the country in order to meet Mr. Right” because she finds it difficult to meet men in her everyday life.
And she’s more than mentally prepared. Gosselin completed her first marathon last December in Las Vegas and has since continued her running routine, including a mini marathon in Chicago Sunday.
“She looks fantastic,” the source adds. “She’s in fantastic shape because of all her marathon training. This feels like the right time for her.”
But are you ready to share Kate’s search for a man with her?