The Beastly actress, who split from her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron in December, explained that she's discovering who she is.
When asked if she is looking for a relationship, she told Look: "No, I'm really happy embracing this moment. Right now I feel so happy and I have so much going on. I don't necessarily need a guy.
"Whether I'm single or not, this is an amazing time in my life. I'm a young woman and I'm exploring who I am."
The 22-year-old said that, although she's not looking, she would like to fall in love again.
She explained: "Love comes when you're not looking, so I've decided I'm not going to look!"
Hudgens added that when she does meet someone, she wants them to have some things in common with her.
Describing her dream boyfriend, she said: "Someone who doesn't take himself too seriously, because I don't! A guy who makes the best out of every situation, is positive and a good dancer, because I need someone who will dance with me."