Despite flying rumors, former Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough and E! icon Ryan Seacrest are not headed down the aisle — yet.  In fact, when asked about buzz that Seacrest proposed, Hough laughed and told Entertainment Tonight, “Well, that’s news to me, and I think it’s news to him.”  Although the pair won’t be hearing wedding bells anytime soon, things do seem to be heating up.  In reference to the couple’s summer European vacay, Hough remained mum on matters of the heart, but did admit that one of the best parts of the trip was, “Eating, eating, eating, eating.”  But for now, the wedding caterers are on hold.Why is labeling your relationship important?

Cupid’s Advice:

Of course your relationship is more than a label, but there’s definitely some security in knowing what you are to the person in which you’re interested.  Cupid has some reasons that putting a name to your relationship may actually be for the best:

1. Convenience: It can be confusing to the outside world if you refuse to label your relationship.  The terms ‘boyfriend’ and ‘girlfriend’ may not mean a lot to you, but it sure does make it easier for everyone else if they know they can refer to you as a couple.

2. Commitment: Often with a new label comes a fresh commitment.  If you’re not sure how your mate views your relationship, it can be tough to know how to act within it.  Defining where you stand is a way to say, “I want you, and only you.”

3. Security: It can make you feel very insecure if you aren’t sure how to define you and your partner’s relationship.  Moral parameters tend to get blurry, as you’re not sure what is allowed and what’s not: what’s right and what’s wrong.