After Lauren Conrad’s recent break up with Dancing with the Stars pro Derek Hough, she is newly single and ready to get out there and date.  The 25-year-old former The Hills reality star and fashion icon isn’t wasting any time finding new man. According to UsMagazine.com, Conrad was seen “making out” with Gossip Girl star, Chace Crawford on Oct. 29. The two started their night flirting at L.A.’s Voyeur nightclub and met up again at a party at actor Shawn Pyfrom’s house. Although their reps deny a hookup, an insider said, “There’s always been an attraction between them.  Lauren is just enjoying herself. She’s not taking anything too seriously!”

Is it OK to date around?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re young and single, there’s no reason to tie yourself down. Cupid has some tips:

1. Explore your options: There’s a whole sea of men out there and you need to do some fishing around before you reel one in. Dating around is a great way to meet new people and compare them to past experiences.

2.Figure out what you like: The best way to find personalities you’re compatible with is to experience different people. After dating around, you gain a keen sense of your preferences for a partner.

3. Have fun: Dating can be a great experience.  You have opportunities to have a great time or a not-so-great time, and you can learn from those situations. You may find that you don’t want to pursue a relationship with some of the people you date, but you might make some great friends and connections along the way.

Why do you enjoy being single?  Share your experiences below.