Tulisa Contostavlos is dating actor Jack O`Connell
The N-Dubz star has been on several dates with the 21-year-old hunk - who is best known for playing drug dealer James Cook in UK teen drama `Skins` - at London`s Aura nightclub last week, and the 23-year-old beauty is said to be attracted to him because he makes her laugh.
A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It`s early days but Jack is very much Tulisa`s type - edgy and cool. He`s a really funny guy and makes her laugh a lot.
"They have quite a few mutual friends. It`s been a smooth transition from mates to something more."
An insider added to The Sun newspaper: "Tulisa likes him because he is - to use her words - a `bit of rough`."
Jack - who also starred as Pukey Nicholls in Shane Meadows` movie `This is England` - is thought to be flying to the US, where Tulisa has been recording tracks for new album and filming a video for her first solo release `Young`, to film a new role.
Tulisa - who split with her N-Dubz bandmate Fazer in January - recently admitted she is "seeing someone", and she played down reports of a romance with reality TV star Mark Wright after he posted a picture of the pair in Florida together on his twitter account.
In a rant on her twitter page, she said: "I have sumthin 2 say 2day... 1. people make me sick the things they do 4 cash, disgustin. 2. why am I meant 2 b bangin every guy Im seen with?
"3. I have DEFFINITELY NOT sh****d mark wright and I can swear that on my uncle B`s GRAVE
"4. If the press r so bloody interested in my love life!& their guna keep makin out I`m sh*ggin every bloke I meet till they have sumin 2 write about! GUESS WHAT...
I am seeing some1!! Cus Im a bloody human being!
"& it gets better!.. he is not mark wright! & 4 the record mark is not my type & nor me his.. in fact he thinks Im a chick with a d**k.
"& like my men a bit ruff around the edges! write that! middle finger is up... twit rant is over, thanks. (sic)"