Is Britney Dating Benji Madden?

That is the word going around since her return from her promotional tour in Japan last week. Apparently Larry Rudolph and her father made a list of men of possible suitors, and out of their entire list Benji Madden came out on top. He recently broke up with Paris Hilton, but the two have been getting close together the past week.

However, word has it that he has been on a few dates with Britney recently, and she really seems to like him. This looks like a possible publicity stunt for her upcoming 2009. That kicks off in March. What do you think of this love match?