Modern Family cutie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, made his first public appearance with new boyfriend, 35-year-old lawyer, Justin Mikita on Thursday night at the ELLE Women in TV event in Hollywood.  According to Access Hollywood, although Ferguson has yet to make an official comment about his budding romance, he did announce his date via Twitter, saying “So @justinmikita and I are at the Elle Women in TV party,” and then adding a picture of two nameplates that read “Jesse Tyler Ferguson” and “Guest of Jesse Tyler Ferguson.”

How do you know when to go public with your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. You feel comfortable: A relationship is about you and the other person.  Don’t worry about everyone else, and let them know when the both of you are ready:

2. You think it’s going to last: The older we get, the more serious our relationships tend to be.  There’s no sense in alerting the masses if you think it’s just a fling.

3. You’re starting to deny: Once people are starting to figure things out, you’re just wasting your energy hiding something that is going to come out sooner or later.