John Stamos played Uncle Jesse on the '80s sitcom "Full House." Now he wants to be a father.

"If I don't have kids soon, I am going to adopt," the 44-year-old actor tells OK! magazine in its latest issue, on newsstands Friday. "Even if I do have kids, I think I will (adopt). I always thought to myself that I would be a better father later on in life."

Stamos and Rebecca Romijn divorced in 2005, nearly a year after they announced they were separating after five years of marriage. Romijn, 34, married Jerry O'Connell in July.

"Right after I got divorced or separated, I was like, 'I've got to find somebody,"' Stamos says. "Then I went through a phase where I hated dating. Now I'm kind of embracing it."

Stamos, who co-stars on the NBC medical drama "ER," says he doesn't find dating hard now.

"I think I'm probably easier to date," he says. "I'm certainly not as wild as I used to be."

Of his marriage to Romijn, Stamos says: "It burned really bright, and I kind of knew it was going to burn out at some point. But it was a great ride and I don't regret one minute of it."