Rumors have been swirling, but it’s still unclear if Blake Lively and Ryan Gosling are a couple.  The two were seen getting close at Gosling’s Blue Valentine premiere after-party, reports People, but they have not confirmed a relationship yet.  “[Blake is] an incredible actress; she’s a good friend,” said Gosling.  Despite the uncertainty,  Blake Lively’s Gossip Girl costar and on-screen mom, Kelly Rutherford, approves.  “It’d be great [if they were dating],” said Rutherford.  “Blake’s an amazing person.  She’s so gorgeous.  He’s a lucky man if they are!”

Is it important that your friends approve of your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s always nice to go into a relationship knowing that your friends approve, but is it a necessity?  Cupid has some things to consider:

1. Your friends can see things you can’t: If your friends do not approve, then it is very likely that they feel your partner is not worthy of you.  Take what they say into consideration, even if you don’t agree.

2. Your friend’s intentions: While it’s nice to believe that all of your friends want what’s best for you, it’s also possible that a few of them have ulterior motives.  Be careful about who you trust.

3. What you want:  Despite what your friends say, the choice is yours alone.  Be sure not to let your friends make your decisions for you.