The former fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette is currently dating Carolina Panthers football player Jeremy Shockey, Us Weeklyreported Wednesday.
"They were set up on a blind date," a source close to the 25-year-old single mom told Us.
Maynard and the 31-year-old NFL player were reportedly set up by a mutual friend on the Panthers staff.
"They've been out five times," the source added.
"Emily thinks Jeremy is nice, but she's just having fun!"
While rumors that Maynard was being considered to be the next The Bachelorette star circulated earlier this year, host Chris Harrison claimed they were "greatly exaggerated" in July. He did, however, admit the idea of casting her had been discussed.