TMZ now has clear photos of Britney Spears' new maybe boyfriend ... but the question ... does he have what it takes to date the Princess of Pop?
We spoke to several people who know David Lucado ... and they gave us a bunch of info. For starters, Dave's originally from Appomattox, Virginia. He was a great student growing up and he loves golf.
He moved to Atlanta after high school ... and recently moved to L.A. for a girl -- but we're told that relationship ended a few months ago, so David's totally single.
Everyone we spoke to said the same thing -- David is a well-liked, all-around fun-loving guy ... and it's totally unexpected that he'd date Britney Spears.
We're told David insists he and Britney are still just friends -- despite a romantic Valentine's Day dinner -- but we still gotta ask ...