Icarly star Jennette McCurdy is dating basketball star Andre Drummond after they struck up a flirty friendship on Twitter.com.

The blonde actress fell for the towering sportsman after he made his interest in her public by tweeting photos of her as part of a 'Woman Crush Wednesday' event on the microblogging website.

And the pair proved the power of social networking when they later hooked up for a date, according to Tmz.com.

MCCurdy and Detroit Pistons star Drummond seemingly went public with their blossoming relationship on Tuesday (03Sep13) when they were spotted hand-in-hand leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles after a romantic meal.