Eva Longoria admits she is terrible at dating.

The 'Desperate Housewives' actress - who recently came out of a year-long relationship with Penelope Cruz' brother Eduardo - says she does not perform well during initial romantic meetings.

She confessed: ''I'm the worst dater ever.''

Eva, 37 - who divorced ex-husband Tony Parker in 2010 after three years of marriage amid allegations he had cheated on her - is launching her own dating show called 'Ready For Love', and insists she can understand why people would want to take part.

She told Access Hollywood: ''When you get to a point in your life and you've tried everything and you've exhausted blind dates you kind of go, 'I really want to share this life with somebody'.

''That's one thing I think these guys are, they're ready for love and they're at a point in their life where they're ready to share that with someone.''

But having been spotted enjoying a cosy meal with 26-year-old Eduardo at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood earlier this month, she remains coy about whether she is looking for her own new love. She laughed: ''Who knows.''