Scarlett Johansson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be a new couple, reports UsMagazine.com.  The two were seen kissing in New York City last month, and, according to an eyewitness, “were very lovey.”  A friend of Johansson says that the relationship is “nothing serious,” and that the two were only hoping to work together.  However, another source testified, “[Johansson and Gordon-Levitt] first met about a film they wanted to do together, but it’s gone beyond that now.”

What are some ways to take a new relationship slowly?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you’re excited about a new relationship, it’s easy to get carried away.  Here are a few ways to take things slowly:

1. Plan infrequent dates: Even if you aren’t busy, you should still avoid planning dates too frequently.  Keep your outings few and far between at the beginning of the relationship so that you get to know each other gradually.

2. Limit your affection: Kissing your partner speeds up a relationship.  To take things slowly, try waiting until the second or third date to show physical affection.

3. Wait on an introduction: It’s okay to tell your friends and family about your new relationship, but don’t allow them to meet your new partner until the two of you have dated for a while.  Waiting on an introduction will limit your partner’s influence in your life.

Have you ever decided to take a relationship slowly?  Feel free to share your experience in a comment below!