Credit: Greg Tidwell/Pacific Coast News Photo: Derek Hough Dances Around Lauren Conrad Dating Rumors

Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough and The Hills princess Lauren Conrad were spotted dancing close and kissing at L.A.'s Trousdale Lounge. They've been spotted out together before, and even though Derek has played coy about the romance rumors it's not like he's going around kissing every girl he sees. (Sigh. We checked.)

So ... point to ponder: When should we consider a celeb couple as "dating"?

Right now, LC and Derek have been seen out together and spotted kissing. An “onlooker" at the Trousdale told People magazine, "It was obvious there was a lot of chemistry between the two. She was very smitten. [...] Neither seemed embarrassed about kissing in public."

Another interesting note — both Derek's BFF, Mark Ballas, and Lauren's BFF, The Hills star Lo Bosworth, were also at the lounge. So our nifty flow chart of The Hills/DWTS connections already needs a new bubble!

Source: People

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