Avatar star Zoe Saldana is engaged to My Fashion Database CEO Keith Britton, E! News reported last week.  Saldana and Britton have dated for roughly ten years, but have managed to keep their relationship out of the spotlight.  CNN confirmed the engagement, as well as the couples’ “low-key” status, even revealing that one of the few times Saldana ever referenced Britton was at this year’s Crystal + Lucy awards night.

How can you keep your relationship low-key?


Cupid’s Advice:

Though Saldana and Britton might have taken the under-wraps relationship a bit far, it’s refreshing to see a connection that speaks for itself.  No matter how long you’re dating someone, it is always possible to keep a low-profile on your relationship.

1. Make it mutual: Not all people are into quiet relationships.  Before you go into secret-mode with your significant other, make sure that’s what he or she wants, too.  Some people are shout-it-from-the-rooftops kind of lovers; get a feel for what your partner is like.

2. Be a family: No matter how low-down you keep things between you and your partner, make sure your family gets to know them if you want to get serious.  That’s one group who should know all about your relationship.

3. Don’t be anonymous: Just because you like to keep your private life separate – and well, private – that doesn’t mean your mate has to be a ghost in other aspects of your life.  Involve each other when you can, while still maintaining a subtle profile.