The paparazzi doesn’t always ruin the mood.¬† Actress Kristen Bell and fianc√© Dax Shepherd had a PDA-filled trip to a Los Angeles park on Saturday, reports RadarOnline.¬† Shepherd and Bell were at the park chatting and laughing with some friends at a picnic.¬† Bell showed some affection when she climbed onto Shepherd’s lap for a hug.

How do you show affection to your partner in front of your friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

Managing PDA is always tricky, but it’s especially tricky around friends.¬† Here are a few ways to show affection without making things awkward:

1. Tone it down: Try toning down your usual displays of affection in order to make your friends feel more comfortable.¬† Give your partner a hug instead of a kiss, or hold hands instead of sitting on each others’ laps.

2. Keep it quick: Keep your displays short and sweet.¬† Give your partner a quick kiss when your friends’ backs are turned or go in for a short hug.

3. Little gestures: Try holding your partner’s hand or sitting close to them.¬† These little gestures will allow you to show affection without making your friends uncomfortable.

How do you show affection around your friends?  Feel free to leave a  comment below.