Did pancakes just become a code word for kiss?  A couple weeks ago, cute crooner Justin Bieber and Disney Channel star Selena Gomez were spotted getting cuddly at IHOP.  Now, the duo may have shared a smooch while vacationing in the Caribbean over the weekend, according to UsMagazine.com.  Bieber and Gomez were seen ringing in the New Year on a private yacht.  So far, they both deny they’re anything more than good friends.

What are ways to put relationship rumors to rest among friends?

Cupid’s Advice:

Relationship rumors can be annoying, especially if they’re completely untrue.  Cupid has some ways to put the rumors to rest:

1. Be candid: Be insistent that nothing is going on and don’t hesitate with your words or seem unsure.  Just stick to the facts.

2. Get cozy with someone else: People are bound to discredit the rumors when they see you with someone else.  They might come to the conclusion that you’re just a warm and affectionate person!

3. Laugh it off: In the end, who really cares what people think.  If you’re being honest with yourself, that’s all that matters.