Although they have yet to comment, the tabloids are buzzing with news of new couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.  Last weekend, they spent almost all of their time together going on dates and just generally having a great time in NYC.  The duo met up with Lively’s sister, Robin, and her beau at the Stanton Social, where they shared a booth and cuddled throughout breakfast, according to UsMagazine.com.  According to a source, the Lively sisters were “very sweet, polite and gave a generous tip.”  But the weekend activities didn’t stop there.  Lively and Reynolds were then spotted shopping for jeans and were seen holding hands and stealing a kiss.  That night, the couple indulged in a romantic dinner and dessert at Serendipity.  A source said, “Blake sat very close to Ryan and had her head on his shoulder the entire time.”

How do you introduce your new partner to your friends and family?

Cupid’s Advice:

Blake Lively seemed to have no problem introducing Ryan Reynolds to her sister, Robin, via a double date.  Cupid has some tips:

1. Relaxed and social environment: When you decide to introduce your new mate to your friends and family, it’s important to keep things informal.  Your partner will feel less on the spot and will be more likely to open up.  Invite them to a holiday party or plan a group bowling outing.

2. Short visits leading into longer ones: Consider an “easy does it” approach.  Introduce your new partner in multiple steps by starting out with quick visits and moving into longer social occasions.

3. Don’t announce the occasion: Sometimes it’s better to just “pop in” when you’re introducing your partner to your friends and family.  If either party has too much time to think about it, anxiety may double.  Spontaneity may be the answer in this case.

How did you introduce your partner to your family?  Share your experiences below.