By Mackenzie Scibetta

Dane Cook,43, is clearing the air up about any celebrity gossip that says him and 22-year-old Miley Cyrus are romantically involved. According to People.com, Cook said playfully that he is “always the last to know these things” and denied any sort of Hollywood relationship with Cyrus. Single celebrity Cyrus has told reporters recently of her desire to remain unattached, “I’m going on dates, but I change my style every two weeks, let alone who I’m with.”

This celebrity gossip is apparently off-base! What are some ways to keep untrue rumors from affecting your life? 

Cupid’s Advice:

A rumor is a doubtful (or completely false) truth, and that is all it should be. Don’t let rumors enter your life as anything more than meaningless words. Cupid has three pieces of dating advice to help you have a rumor-free existence:

1. Play it like Dane Cook and laugh it off: Most rumors come from such absurd places that there’s nothing to do but laugh. They are generally so untrue that laughing is the most attention you should give them. This will also prove you won’t let petty gossip affect you.

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2. Deal with the source directly: Ask around and figure out who started the rumor. Once you find the creator of all of the drama you can ask them nicely to admit to creating the false lie. It is unlikely they will ever spread anything untrue about you again.

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3. Completely ignore it: By not feeding into the negativity of gossiping, you are putting yourself in a better position for happiness. If addressed about a ridiculous rumor, don’t even respond because there are more important problems in the world to focus on.

How did you deal with a nasty rumor? Comment below.