The 26-year-old former Hills star began dating law student William Tell on Valentine's Day this year, after the pair were set up by friends.
Conrad - who has since established a career as a fashion designer and author - is reportedly desperate for things to work out between her and 32-year-old Tell, who is from her area of Orange County in California.
A source told Us Weekly: "They really connected. She hopes he's 'the one'!"
Conrad split from actor Kyle Howard last June and was subsequently linked to Teen Wolf actor Colton Haynes and Dancing with the Stars professional Derek Hough.
Tell - formerly the guitarist in alternative band Something Corporate - is now attending the University of Southern California's school of law.
He dated The Bachelor runner-up Sadie Murray from 2009 to 2010 and has also previously been involved with 26-year-old Hairspray actress Brittany Snow.