Rita Ora's rumoured new boyfriend is a "breath of fresh air".

The British singer is thought to be dating soccer star David Beckham's best friend Dave Gardner, who she met last year. They have been seen together many times since their first meeting and are said to be bonding well.

"Dave is a breath of fresh air for Rita. He's incredibly stable and shuns the limelight," an insider told Heat magazine.

"Rita and Dave seem to really like each other. She's told pals she could fall for him."

Rita has been single since her relationship with Rob Kardashian, which ended acrimoniously. He took to Twitter in the wake of their breakup to claim she had cheated on him multiple times during their time together, but she has dismissed his remarks.

Although she recently said she has little time for romance at the moment, Dave is said to have changed Rita's perspective.

The two get along famously and shocked people with their amorous display while they were out for drinks in London earlier this month.

"They were very flirty the first time they met, and this time the chemistry was electric," the source explained.

"Rita's friends are hoping this could be the first love she's been hoping for... Now that Rita's in LA, she's counting down the days before she can come to the UK and see Dave again."