Source: Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling Casually Dating

Friends of the sorta couple say the two are taking it as it comes

By Ted Casablanca, Taryn Ryder Dec 10, 2010 3:15 PMTags
Ryan Gosling, Blake LivelyJohn Shearer/; Chance Yeh/ Press

So, after Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling's affectionate night out together at the Blue Valentine afterparty, many of you are dying to know what is up with this smoldering duo.

Friends? Friends with benefits? Or something more?

Here's what we're hearing from sources close to Blake and Ryan:

"They've been out a few times and are definitely into each other, but I don't think it's super serious or anything right now," quips a bud close to Gosling. "Yeah, they're casually dating, but I could see it becoming more.

"Ryan has been out with a few girls over the past couple of months," dishes our insider, noting how after Blake and Ryan's Disneyland rendezvous they both headed back to work.

Gosling was filming Drive here in Los Angeles, not to mention doing a lot of press for Blue Valentine, while Blake was doing her Gossip Girl filming in New York before her fashion thing in Paris.

Oh, BTW, gorgeous Blake hasn't exactly been hurting for suitors, post-Penn Bagdley, so don't think she was simply waiting around while Mr. Gosling hit the town with other gals.

We kinda dig that Lively and Ry are actually, well, dating, and here's why:

Neither of these babes do showmances. It's very refreshing!

It will be interesting to see how their relaysh progresses without publicists jamming "to-do" lists down their throats. And we're extra curious to see how B and R interact with awards season around the corner.

Blue Valentine will obviously make the rounds, and The Town has already won Best Ensemble Cast from the National Board of Review.

Even for those of you who are not feeling this pairing, aren't you kinda dying to see them pose together on one of those carpets?