Is Rihanna entering the dating world? The singer was seen out on a late night date with soccer star Karen Benzema.

Late night or early Tuesday morning, June 2, the pair had a meal at a 24 hour Cuban diner named Coppelia in New York City.

Rihanna wore a casual outfit of ripped jeans and a leather jacket over a simple plunging tank.

An insider who saw the couple told E! News, “Rihanna and Karim were seating across from each other. There were about four people at the table and a few more in another table from the same party.”

So maybe the sizzling date was just a friendly get together?

According to the insider the pair did come separately, but shared some French conversation between themselves. They even ordered the same meal, E! News claims the two had egg whites, staying healthy.

The night did not just end there. After their meal they moved onto The Griffin nightclub in the Meatpacking District. Sadly, there was no insider to reveal the possible couple’s romantic engagements.

There was no surprise that the two hung out as Rihanna had been in touch with the athlete since last year when she tweeted him “@Benzema I feel your pain right now!”

And this was no fan tweet. She soon got a response of “@Rihanna No Pain no gain, thanks for the support!”

Sounds like a great start to a cute relationship. But, maybe it is not Benzema, it is just her busy schedule that is not allowing anything to spark.

In an interview with V Magazine Rihanna shares her big time consuming projects.

“I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’ve been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance, a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I’ve also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future.”

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