"It's just nice to be able to find yourself and be alone and spend that time really like, learning to have it just be you instead of [being] co-dependent," said Winter, who split up with her longtime boyfriend, Laurent Claude Gaudette, earlier this year.
While she's got no problem opening declaring her love for the Canadian artist, Winter says she's "more cautious" when it comes to oversharing on social media since Kim Kardashian's terrifying encounter with armed thieves who held the reality star at gunpoint in Paris earlier this month.
"That's absolutely terrifying and if that happened to me, I don't know what I would do," Winter shared. "So I'm definitely very cautious about posting specific locations of where I'm at."
"I love to post everything I'm doing, the cities I'm in, but I never like to specifically say where I'm at unless I'm meeting fans at a specific time and specific place," she added. "Because it is a scary world."
However, Winter stressed, "Other than that, I'm very open with my fans."
The actress also opened up to ET about presidential candidate Donald Trump's misogynistic rhetoric, and said she thinks it's "really disappointing that he's made it this far." Check out the video below to hear more.