Teen queen Miley Cyrus and on-again beau Liam Hemsworth were seen out and about this week, reports People.  The newly-reunited couple joined Hemsworth’s older brother, Thor star Chris Hemsworth, for lunch at M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica, California.

How do you avoid feeling like the third wheel when you’re out with a couple?

Cupid’s Advice:

Spending time with couples is difficult, especially if they get lovey-dovey.  Here are a few tips to help you keep your cool:

1. Be wary of the location: If you’re planning on joining a couple for dinner at a nice restaurant, you may want to reconsider.  Lunch at a cafe is much more casual and less romantic, making the meal less awkward for you.

2. Know your friends: If the couple you plan on spending time with are in a relationship that can get touchy-feely and romantically gooey at times, you may want to avoid making plans.

3. Give the couple a heads up: There’s no shame in sharing your worries with a friend.  Pull your pal aside and tell him or her that you’re worried about being a third wheel.  Hopefully, your friend will do his or her best to make you feel included.

Do you have any experience with being a third wheel?  Feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below!