12/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Melissa Etheridge Ready To Start Dating Again

Nearly six months after announcing her split from longtime love Tammy Lynn Michaels, Melissa Etheridge is ready to enter the dating world again.

"You gotta be fearless about these things," she told PEOPLE at Hard Rock's Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness program launch this week.

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