Reality star Kate Gosselin, mother of eight children, who famously split from ex-husband Jon Gosselin in 2009, is ready to date again.

"I've said a lot of times that I'm ready to start dating," Kate Gosselin told Ann Curry. " I think there are a lot of obstacles for me. I hope to sort of bump into somebody but in all honesty, I talk to my best friend about wouldn't it be great if she could go around the country and collect suitable people?

"The odds of me just sort of bumping into someone are rare."

Kate seems to know that the likelihood of a man wanting to marry a mom with eight kids in tow is low.

"Obviously, this time, I'm looking for somebody older, wiser, patient, strong... I have humongous obstacles... I'm doing mom things so it is a true concern, like how will I ever be out there to meet somebody?" Kate was quoted saying.