E! News has learned that the Glee star "has very strong feelings" for the aspiring actor and model and "thinks he's amazing."
While the two have only been dating for the last couple of months, we're told that Michele "feels he's a great guy."
Our insider adds, "He treats her really well, he's smart and fun. She's really happy."
Another source tells us, "This is her first real relationship since Cory. She waited a long time before getting serious again and she likes him a lot."
It appears that Paetz is the first real love interest Michele has taken to since Cory Monteith's tragic passing last summer.
The good-looking duo met on the set of the 27-year-old's music video for "On My Way."