Credit: Mr Photoman / Splash News Photo: Lauren Conrad and Mystery Male Hold Hands

We're always rooting for The Hills' Lauren Conrad to find true love, so we can hardly contain our excitement from this possible romance alert photo, taken outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood on Sunday, January 8.

Based on the looks of the photos, Lauren has moved on from former fling and Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough — whom she dated back in the fall — and onto this mystery male, whose body-type screams athlete.  

While we're not sure who this tall, hunky, scruffy, beanie-wearing man is, he and LC seemed to know each other quite well, while walking to her car hand-in-hand after a night of partying in Hollywood.

For the sake of making our week (and lives), we'll go ahead and assume it's her soul-mate.

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