Jennifer Lopez is taking a new approach to dating.

The 'On The Floor' hitmaker - who split from choreographer Casper Smart in June this year after two and half years - has come up with new tactics to bag herself her dream man and won't be rushing into a new relationship any time soon.

She told ''I'm already thinking of myself in a different way ... when I meet someone that I'm attracted to or have chemistry with, I'm going to take my time and make sure that it's the right person. That they're whole too. I'm making sure I'm whole first. Then together we can add to each others' happiness.''

She added that her perfect guy will be, ''supportive, loving, caring, honest, all those things.''

The 45-year-old singer's new approach to dating coincides with the release of her book 'True Love' in which she reveals her struggle to find the one and includes details of her previous relationships with Hollywood heartthrob Ben Affleck and her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

The brunette beauty - who split from 'Argo' star Ben in 2003 just days before they were set to marry - recently admitted that ending the relationship was her first real heartbreak.

She explained: ''When Ben and I split up at the moment when I thought we were committing to each other forever, it was my first real heartbreak, it felt like my heart had been torn out of my chest.

''I had breakups and things but I'd never felt heartbroken until we called off that wedding. It was devastating to me, maybe because it was so public.

''I really felt like I had found somebody great and he had found somebody great and we thought we could make it work.''