The `Desperate Housewives` star - who has a 13-year-old daughter Emerson with her second husband Jon Tenney - has thrown herself into the dating scene in recent months and admits she is trying a "different way" to find her `Mr. Right`.
Teri - who was also previously married to Marcus Leithold - thinks she has been reluctant to commit to new relationships in the past but is now keen to find love again.
She said: "We were going on rides. This guy came up to me and said, `Do I know you?` He seemed nice. We talked. So he walked away and my girlfriend goes, `Should I see if he`s single?` I go, `Yes.` She runs over, gets his card. We went on a date, didn`t work out. Fine. The point is, I`m actively trying in a different way. Since then, I`ve gone on a date with a very attractive man and it was a terrific example of me manifesting this conscious change and taking responsibility for why I may have unconsciously been keeping relationships at bay. By no means am I in one, but I have threeguyscalling at the moment, and that`s different from before."
Although the 46-year-old actress is looking for a new guy, she has a very specific list of qualities she wants in a boyfriend and she knows she definitely doesn`t want a toy boy.
In an interview with the June issue of Prevention magazine, she said: "I want to have an open mind. I`d like him to be between 39 and 54. Fun, adventurous, funny, kind, honest, smart. Successful - but I want to be clear that doesn`t necessarily mean rich."