updated 01/11/2013 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/13/2013 AT 9:45 AM ET
It appears Jennie Garth has found a man with positive energy.
The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star, 40 – who recently said that’s the quality she now seeks in a partner – is dating musician Jeremy Salken, a source tells PEOPLE.
Garth and Salken, 31, the drummer for electronic group Big Gigantic, met in October and spent New Year’s together.