Robert PattinsonSurprise, sur-freakin'-prise -- apparently Robert Pattinson isn't ready to date after splitting from Kristen Stewart, according to a supposed friend of his. (Don't you love how celebs' "friends" are always speaking on their behalf? What the heck?)

The source says, "Rob has absolutely no interest in dating anyone right now. His number one priority is music and movies." And oh yeah, this person also admits that "Rob likes to flirt," which proves he's exactly who we think he is -- a dude who just got out of a long-term relationship and has absolutely no intention of being tied down to one woman again anytime soon.

Translation -- (how do I put this politely ...) he wants to get with as many chicks as he can before venturing into serious girlfriend territory again.

But honestly, can you blame him? He's a guy. And he's only 27. If there's any time in his life when he should go out there and sow his wild oats and get the casual hookup thing out of his system -- it's now.

What would the point be of limiting his options when he obviously has so many to choose from? He really missed out on dipping into the dating pool for all those years he was shacking up with Kristen. He might as well get his feet wet and find out what he really wants in a woman before settling down again.

It's almost like he's doing everything backwards compared to most men his age. In his early 20s, he was practically married. Now he's "divorced" and ready to go to college and become a frat daddy and add a few notches to his belt (in the most respectable way possible) before graduating, entering his 30s, and deciding he's ready to give the wife and kids thing a whirl.

And then when he hits 40 he can turn around and have an affair with Kristen and start the process all over again. (Get in line now, ladies.)

Do you think it's a good idea for Rob to stay single for a while?

 

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