The veteran actress was left devastated when her partner of 30 years, Michael Williams, passed away following a battle with lung cancer.
Dench sparked speculation of a blossoming romance last year (11) when she was photographed with wildlife expert David Mills, and has now confirmed she has a new man in her life.
She tells Yours magazine, "When you've been widowed a long time it's very, very nice to have the company of somebody.
"It doesn't have to be a great, passionate sexual affair but it's nice to have someone who says, 'I'll find your keys for you,' or, 'Let's go to the theatre tonight.' Very nice."