Eastenders stunner Kara Tointon is loving the single life, but is secretly preparing to make a great wife, according to reports.
The actress, who plays Dawn Swann in the BBC soap, was previously dating James Alexandrou, who used to play Martin Fowler in the Square.
But the pair recently split. However, instead of burying her head in the sand, the 24-year-old actress has revealed the single life is great because you get to "flirt like mad".
She told InsideSoap magazine: "I'd had serious boyfriends since I was 11, and secretly felt I was way too settled for my age. Now I go out partying with my friends and flirt like mad - live the attention we get from me."
Despite loving flirting with new men, the 24-year-old has said she would love to settle down when the time is right.
She said: "I'm secretly preparing to be the perfect wife. I want to take cooking lessons, because I believe the way to a man's heart is through his stomach."