Is Kourtney Kardashian Really Dating Travis Barker?

Keeping up with the Kardashians can be almost as challenging as running a marathon sometimes, especially for those of us who write about them often. More than half the time, it usually has to do with who’s dating whom in a Kardashian not yet married (or divorced and dating). Kourtney Kardashian is in that predicament now after dealing with a chaotic marriage with Scott Disick.

While Disick has already moved on to other women, Kourtney hasn’t hesitated to do the same with various guys. We wrote recently about the rumors of her dating an accountant named David Dee Duron. We even suggested she be more serious with someone like this for a more stable relationship.

Well, there may be a shift in direction after recent rumors of her dating old friend Travis Barker.

Logistics were reportedly a problem with the Duron relationship

According to Radar Online, Kourtney couldn’t make the relationship with Duron work because he lived in Miami. It made having to travel from coast to coast to be together a bigger problem than she’d planned.

We still wish she would have taken this relationship further, but her developing romance with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is an interesting one. Reportedly, they’d been friends for a while, and Barker has shown interest in Kourtney.

Yet, how serious would this new relationship be when other reports had Kourtney flirting with John Mayer very recently? It initially seems she’s more into having fun now than being serious with anyone.

Then again, RO points out Barker is starting to sneak out to stay at Kourtney’s home of late.

Kourtney is probably more careful about guys than we think

When dating around in the showbiz community, things can easily become chaotic if not careful. With three kids in tow now without a father, no doubt Kourtney is very careful about who’s just taking advantage and who’s really in it to start a new family.

Logistics certainly matter as we saw with Duron, who apparently didn’t want to live in L.A.

With John Mayer, he may have a “crush” on Kourtney, but has noted notoriety for his womanizing. Maybe Kourtney saw this and decided to back away for this very reason.

She’s also had relationships with various other guys recently and moved on from all, making this perhaps more of a litmus test for a new step-dad over carefree fun.

It helps that Travis Barker already knows Kourtney well

Almost any relationship does better when you’ve already been friends for a long time. The better you know a person, the more you know you can trust them when a romance suddenly brews.

Kourtney allowing Barker to stay at her house is all the proof you need of how trusting she is of them being together.

While Barker does have a long string of women he’s dated in the showbiz world, he’s never been called out for being an abuser or taking advantage of each girlfriend.

For Kourtney, this also reportedly turned into a bit of a surprise. Strange feelings can occur when longtime friends suddenly find themselves attracted to each other.

Barker and Kardashian were also neighbors

Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian | Michael Loccisano/Wire Image

No, we won’t do any “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” jokes here. We don’t hear too many stories about friends who also happened to be neighbors eventually finding themselves as a romantic couple.

Look at the details, though, and you can see why this would occur in the age we live in. Despite vetting being easier than ever now online, having someone be your neighbor and friend for more than a few years can help you learn more about a person than any research.

Also, Barker has made appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, making him almost an honorary member of the family.

Let’s hope so, because Kourtney definitely needs to bring a new dad into the picture for the sake of her three kids. Her kids may already know Barker well, paving the first step if things become more serious.