Stacy Keibler told People just what she thinks of her new beau George Clooney on Friday at the premiere of his new film, The Ides of March … “Everything!” she said.  That said, the fresh duo is taking baby steps into the public eye together.  For example, rather than walking the red carpet arm-in-arm, Keibler and Clooney attended an after party with friends at the Deq Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton where they were seen chatting and laughing.  One party goer said, “They have good chemistry, and she can hold her own with the boys.  They both can equally be the life of the party.”

How do you know when to take your romance public?

Cupid’s Advice:

When things are new in a relationship, it can be a hard decision to take it into the public eye for fear of ruining something.  Cupid has some tell-tale signs it’s time to head out:

1. You’re comfortable: First make sure that this is a relationship you definitely want to be in. You need to be comfortable before you declare your love to the world; otherwise, the relationship won’t stand a chance.

2. Be aware: Make sure there aren’t external factors that will hurt your relationship.  For example, a jealous ex or an overbearing parent can put a halt to any relationship.

3. Be understanding: There are inevitably people out there who will not be happy for you and your new relationship.  Don’t let this cause a rift between you and your partner.  Don’t buy in to rumors that are spread. Trust your gut.

How did you take your romance public?  Share your thoughts in a comment below.