By Justin Thomas

It looks like Mariah Carey is over her heartbreak and onto a new love. In celebrity news, after what seemed to be an abrupt celebrity break-up with her billionaire fiancé, Australian businessman James Packer back in October, Carey has already involved herself with a new beau. According to People.com, Carey’s romance with her 33-year-old back up dancer Bryan Tanaka hit the ground running behind the scenes and on stage. Recently, during her performances of “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Fantasy” performer and dancer got intimate on stage holding hands and locking eyes during her performance. From Tanaka’s noteworthy appearances on Carey’s new docu-series Mariah’s World (which premiered Sunday night on E!) where one of her team members revealed Tanaka’s long time attraction to Carey to their Hawaii beach photo op, it’s safe to say Tanaka has the diamond studded diva feeling some emotions. Here’s to our new celebrity couple!

This celebrity news shows Mariah is officially moving on. How do you know when you’re ready to move on from a past relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Dating someone new can be very exciting, but if you’re not careful with your timing, that excitement can come to a screeching halt if things turn sour. So, it’s important to let things fully or at least semi-develop before you make things exclusive. There are a lot of factors and people to consider when deciding to go public with your significant other. Here are some tips:

1. Rally the troops: The holidays are the perfect time for introducing that special someone to your friends and family, but make sure that someone is really special. In other words, bringing the date you met for the first time Saturday night to your parents’ Christmas dinner might not be the most noble choice in timing. Make sure your new love has the same expectations as you do in regards to meeting loved ones and going public before you make any moves or post that cute “usie”. Remember: it’s a process.

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2. Take your time; you’ve got plenty of it: Developing a rapport is one of the most necessary parts to a new relationship. Learning how to (or if you can) keep effective communication going is very telling of where your relationship is headed. Read the fine print. Look for significant signals and red flags along the way, because there’s no smoke without fire.

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3. Let the excitement die down: New love shouldn’t be conceptually strict, but when it comes to matters of the heart it’s important not to be too capricious. Allow time to acclimate to each other as individuals once the honeymoon phase is over with. Once you feel solid in your relationship open up as you feel necessary. You don’t have to shout it from the rooftops (unless you feel compelled to) but don’t hide your new partner either. There’s a fine line between discretion and secrecy.

What are some other things to consider before going public with your relationship? Share your thoughts below.