Hot couple alert! Lea Michele's new romance is heating up big time. She's been linked to Zandy Reich, the president of clothing company AYR, since late July, when the duo was seen on a lunch date in NYC.

But the short time frame of the relationship doesn't mean the lovebirds are taking things slow. A source tells Life & Style that Lea and Zandy are "getting super serious… She's at a point where she's more than ready to settle down and start a family, and they've already started talking about moving in together."

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Although it sounds like things are progressing quickly between them, the pair was good friends before they started dating. In fact, according to our source, he's not just Lea's longtime pal, but a friend of her whole family.

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The businessman represents a change from the various actors Lea has dated in the past (Cory Monteith, Robert Buckley, and Matthew Paetz). However, that's one of the things she likes best about him. "She loves that he's not an actor and has no desire to be in the spotlight," the source reveals, adding that "she appreciates how kind Zandy is, and she loves that he knows fashion." We can imagine that some insider knowledge would be a major plus for style-savvy Lea.

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It sounds like this could be the real deal for the soulful singer, who lost her longtime love Cory back in 2013. In fact, the source confirms Lea and Zandy "are perfect for each other."

Plus, Zandy isn't just successful, he's also smart. He graduated with a degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Here's hoping that things continue to go well for the new couple.

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