Robert PattinsonWell, it looks like it's time to throw a little more fuel on the rumor mill fire in Hollywood. Robert Pattinson was spotted with a mystery brunette on his arm while attending a birthday party last weekend. There's speculation going around that she just might be his Kristen Stewart replacement.

According to an eyewitness, the two of them "held hands and snuck kisses" (gasp!) and "at one point, he was talking to someone and she wandered over and grabbed his and pulled him over to near the pool. Their hands were all over each other!"

(Scandalous, I tell you!)

Of course, there aren't any solid details as to who, exactly, this girl is, but she's described by one source as having "a girl next door vibe" and as Rob's "perfect match." (Meaning someone who smiles once in a while who also won't cheat on him with married dudes?)

As much as I'd love to see Rob happily settled down and head-over-heels in love with someone new, something tells me we shouldn't go getting all excited about this chick just yet. Let me ask you this -- how many "mystery" gals have been spotted out and about with Rob since he and KStew broke up? OMG, like at least four or five. Or maybe six.

He's a relatively newly single hot-blooded 27-year-old hunk of a man, for crying out loud -- so we probably shouldn't expect him to sit at home and wallow in a state of celibate misery. Duh. He's gonna date girls from time to time, and taking one to a party doesn't necessarily mean she's his new girlfriend.

But then again, if he was willing to let it be known that he was at this particular party with this girl -- maybe he is finally ready to move past the friends with benefits stage into more casual dating territory, which is probably a good thing. How in the heck is he ever going to find real love again if he's not willing to get back out there and test the waters?

Speaking of water, however, there are plenty of fish in the sea (as cliche as that sounds), so it's doubtful that Rob will commit to one fish woman at any point in the near future. He's been there. He's done that. And it didn't quite pan out in his favor, so it's probably best for him to keep his options open for at least a few more months or so.

Do you think Rob is ready for another girlfriend?

 

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