US Weekly reports that Demi Lovato and John Mayer were hanging out at a club together in LA on Saturday. They arrived separately but spent over an hour together and he around her the whole time, whispering in her ear, making her giggle. Apparently he also told her that she has “one of the greatest voices”. US also points out that they two have been fans of each other for a long time, exchanging compliments throughout the years. So, basically, they’ve been foreplaying on Twitter.

Demi is now single having broken up with Wilmer Valderrama a few months ago. John hasn’t been with anyone steady since Katy Perry. And even though US’s sources didn’t see any making out, nothing beyond flirting, the way this story is being presented, it sounds like it’s ON. Which I totally buy. John is 3 years older that Wilmer. Demi seems to like them that way. And, as they’re both artists, they share that indulgent narcissism that would be off-putting to outsiders. Like, “OMG, why do people care so much about what I say on Twitter. It’s just SO annoying, you know?”

For John, it’s always a bonus to be with a younger woman who’s openly admired him as a mentor. Per US:

"John Mayer's been a huge influence on me. His songwriting really inspires me," Lovato told MTV News in June 2009. "I guess he had heard I was a huge fan, and he sent me a letter. Then we ended up writing together. And it was really great 'cause he actually reached out to me, and it was like a dream come true."

She continued, "The process of the collaboration was actually really funny because he's a really, really funny guy, and he talks a lot, so he'll go off on something. ... I had a great time. He taught me a lot about the business and gave me a lot of advice."

He probably got hard just reading that. There is nothing John Mayer enjoys more than being the benevolent “teacher” figure in a relationship. Remember how happy he was when he wrote a song with Katy Perry because it was like he was bringing out a different side to her creativity? And, well, of course there’s Taylor Swift. Who Demi has openly criticised. Repeatedly. Which adds another layer of intrigue to this potential hookup.

Attached - Demi and John out in LA on the weekend, photographed separately.