The unlikely duo of Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent are rumored to be dating, reports US Magazine.  The two were photographed looking romantic at a bar in New Orleans last weekend.  A source confirmed the relationship and says, “It’s been going on awhile…. It’s more of a hookup thing — whenever they are in the same town.”How should you handle criticism for dating someone considered different from you?

Cupid’s Advice:

An unlikely pair or not, who are we to judge?  Just because the consensus is that the two of you are opposites, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work.  Cupid has some tips to help you block the noise and just enjoy each other’s company:

1. Just the two of us: Grover Washington, Jr. had a good point in his Grammy winning song “Just the Two of Us.”  When it comes down to it, it only matters how the two of you feel about each other.  Yes, approval from family and friends is always nice, but the fact that the two of you found something special in each other is what really counts.

2. Embrace the differences: We’ve all heard it a million times: opposites attract.  Dating someone different can help you open your eyes to a whole new world.  You can learn from each other and balance out each other’s personalities.

3. Step back and listen: While it might be exciting dating someone different, you don’t want to let the allure of it all shadow the fact that it might not be a great idea.  If family or friends have something to say, listen, but take it with a grain of salt.  An outsider looking in might be able to see something you don’t.