Brad Pitt’s rollout continues. PEOPLE has a new post about whatever’s happening between him and Neri Oxman and they’re calling it an “exclusive” so here’s what their sources are telling them about Brad’s situation with Dr Oxman: 

“It took him a long time to date, but he is now,” the insider tells PEOPLE. “He likes women who challenge him in every way, especially in the intellect department. Brad has seen how happy and different Amal has made his friend (George Clooney). It has given him something to think about.”

While a Pitt source has maintained he and Oxman are “just friends,” they’ve met up a few times since the fall and the insider notes Pitt has been flying frequently to the East Coast. He dropped by one of Oxman’s classes last fall and was spotted at MIT again a few weeks ago.

Pitt and Oxman got to know each other through an architecture project at MIT, where she works as a professor of media arts and sciences at the school’s Media Lab. Pitt has always been interested in architecture and founded the Make It Right Foundation, which builds affordable and environmentally friendly homes in New Orleans for people in need.

“One of the things Brad has said all along is that he wants to do more architecture and design work,” another source says. “He loves this, has found the furniture design and New Orleans developing work fulfilling, and knows he has a talent for it."

It’s only been a week since Page Six first broke the news that Brad and Dr Oxman have been spending time together. In the last 7 days, we’ve heard all about how they’re not dating but that they’re not not dating either. And that the reports of them dating are “exaggerated” but not exactly fabricated. And now PEOPLE is telling us that Brad is evidently turned on by Dr Oxman’s brain and that working together, building furniture, is what will grow their not-yet-relationship. God, when they finally come out, will it be at the premiere of, like, a couch that they designed together? 

That’s actually kinda fitting. Because when he and Jennifer Aniston split up, Jen talked about how she could finally have comfortable furniture in the house again. So, basically, if Brad and Dr Oxman move in together, their home will just be a series of isosceles triangles. 

OK then. We’re primed. We’ve established that their romance, if there is indeed a romance, has been built on building sh-t. Ready for the next phase of the rollout now. When will Brad be papped in Boston?