Pippa Middleton Dating Investment Banker? Party Planner 'Ready' For Love Again

Pippa Middleton appears to be moving on following her 2011 split from her long-term boyfriend, Alex Loudon, as she was reportedly photographed enjoying a night out with an investment banker.

Middleton, who is the younger sister of Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, was spotted entering a cab with James Matthews, 37, after the pair had dinner at an exclusive London restaurant. Matthews is said to be the brother of renowned UK reality TV star Spencer Matthews, according to MailOnline.

The rumored couple were reportedly first spotted together at the Queen's Club tennis center and one week later they were seen dining at Hakkasan restaurant in London. Restaurant onlookers claimed that the pair was "openly flirting" while enjoying their meal in a "secluded booth."

"They were deep in conversation and only had eyes for each other. Pippa was all smiles and kept giggling," a source reportedly told The Sunday Mirror UK. "They stayed for nearly three houses and didn't seem to want the meal to end."

Friends claim that their relationship is going from "strength to strength," which if proven accurate would be the first serious relationship that Middleton, 28, has had since enduring her 3-year relationship with Loudon.

The party planner and author has been linked to other eligible bachelors since the split including the Duke of Northumberland's son, George Percy, 28, and although it appears that her relationship with Matthews is more serious she is reportedly keen to take things slow.

"Pippa is quite taken with James. She wants to take things slowly at first but she is ready for a full-time man in her life again," an alleged friend of Middleton said.

Middleton has become a global phenomenon since captivating audiences who watched the Royal wedding of Kate and Prince William, 30, in April 2011, and she recently opened up about the intense media scrutiny.

"It is a bit startling to achieve global recognition before the age of 30 on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom," Middleton told Mail Online via an excerpt from her new book "Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends."

"One day I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime I think it's fair to say that it has its upside and its downside," she went on.