Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have three children together Reuters

Matt Damon allegedly wants Ben Affleck to date again. The Martian actor is reportedly trying to push the father-of-three to go on dates.

A source told InTouch: "He's been trying to set Ben up with different women. First Matt introduced him to one of his wife Luciana's friends in Florida, but that didn't works out."

The insider added: "Matt suggested Ben call up one of his exes like Jennifer Lopez but Ben shot down the idea."

Affleck begged "Matt to lay off this Cupid stuff but Matt refused. He just want to see Ben happy and is concerned that he is going to end up alone."

Jennifer Garner and Affleck have remained close, though they announced their divorce in a joint statement on 30 June 2015 — a day after their tenth wedding anniversary.

Previously, Affleck had talked about his successful co-parenting with Garner. He told E! Online: "I was doing math homework last night. When I'm there, you're stuck with your parents helping you with your homework. Jen [Garner]'s very good at math [too]. So far, my eldest kid is in fifth grade and they haven't passed me yet. But I feel like in seventh or eighth grade I'm going to start worrying that they're going to lose me."

Affleck continued: "It's important to be involved with your kids' schoolwork so you know what's going on and what they're doing and what you're supposed to be supporting and going to school nights."