The Formula 1 presenter, who bowed out of the Sky Sports News studio yesterday, insisted that her time is not dominated by her work commitments.
"Of course I would like to meet someone," she revealed in an interview with The Sun.
"I think if you are a girl who likes her job and spends a lot of time with people from work, people assume you are so ambitious you don't want a personal life. But I believe in fate and hopefully 2012 might bring someone."
Thompson split from Britain's Got Talent presenter Declan Donnelly, her partner of almost two years, in April. Their separation was reportedly due to Donnelly not wanting to start a family.
The 34-year-old was recently romantically linked with X Factor USA host Steve Jones.