Amanda Bynes is said to be hoping to soon get "back onto the dating scene".
The 29-year-old actress hit headlines over the past couple of years due to her erratic behaviour, including a hospital stay during which she was on an involuntary psychiatric hold, as well as an arrest for driving under the influence of drugs.
While the actress remains under the conservatorship of her mother Lynn, her recovery is apparently "going great" and Amanda now believes she is ready to find herself a man.
However, she won't be rushing into the dating world, instead taking things slowly as her previous relationships with stars such as Doug Reinhardt and Kid Cudi ended so badly.
"It's still one step at a time for Amanda in many and she's been extremely hesitant about dating because she's had such heartbreak in the past," a source told OK! magazine.
"But she's now reached the point where she finally feels secure in herself and her friendships."
She's the Man star Amanda is also said to have told friends that finding someone to start a relationship with will mark the final stage in her recovery process.
"Getting back onto the dating scene without any dramas would spell the full turnaround in her road to mental recovery," the insider added.
Despite her positive outlook on life, her close friends and family are reportedly nervous that a romance could have more of a negative effect on Amanda.
"Amanda's problem has always been moderation and managing her expectations - she's an all or nothing type of character with no filter, which is what got her in such trouble in the first place," the source added.
Formerly a prolific Twitter user, Amanda now posts messages on the social networking site infrequently. She is believed to be concentrating on studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)'s Los Angeles campus.