Katy Perry and John Mayer
Katy Perry and John Mayer

Katy Perry has fuelled speculation that she is dating John Mayer, Jennifer Aniston' former lover, after the pair were spotted on a dinner date.

According to reports, the couple were seen enjoying a romantic meal together at LA's Pace Restaurant before heading to the Chateau Marmont Hotel.

A source told Us Weekly that the date was "definitely romantic" and that the pair were "holding hands across the table, sneaking kisses and laughing".

However, the 27-year-old singer is reportedly keen to take things slowly following her public split from British comedian Russell Brand.

A friend told the magazine. "They're just hooking up right now. It's not serious - yet."

The Wide Awake hitmaker, whose divorce from Brand was finalised last month, has also been linked to Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd.

She recently told US Elle: "I'm a woman who likes to be courted, strongly. Never say never, I guess you'd say. I'll let love take the lead on that."

Mayer's other A-list exes include Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan and Taylor Swift.

Swift, who dated the singer-songwriter in 2009, allegedly penned a revenge song titled Dear John after he broke her heart.

One verse of the track, which featured on her bestselling 2010 album, Speak Now, includes the lines: "Well, maybe it's just me and my blind optimism to blame/Or maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away/And you'll add my name to your long list of traitors who don't understand/And I'll look back and regret how I ignored when they said run as fast as you can".