Although they’ve been dating since Valentine’s Day, UsMagazine.com reported that Lauren Conrad and William Tell were finally sighted together in public. Conrad, a fashion designer and the star of The Hills, and Tell, a law student at the University of South California and the former guitarist of the band Something Corporate, got lunch together last Saturday in Brentwood, Los Angeles. Though Conrad broke up with actor Kyle Howard a year ago, she’s hopeful that this new relationship will last. According to a source, Tell is “either deeply in love or he’s on to the next thing. He’s the kind of guy you marry.”

How do you know when to make a relationship public?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone gets excited in a new relationship, but rushing to reveal it to the world can put you and your partner’s happiness at risk. Consider these points before making your relationship public:

1. Make sure you’re serious: Don’t tell everyone about your relationship until you’re sure you want to remain committed to it. Waiting is better than making an announcement of something that you’re not sure is going to last.

 2. Consider the steps you’ve taken: If you’ve already been on several dates and told some of your closest friends, telling the world about your relationship might not be as difficult as you think. When you’re already spending most of your free time with your partner, going public is a natural progression of the relationship.

3. Ask your partner: You shouldn’t go public with your relationship if your partner isn’t ready. Ask for his or her opinion before spreading the word to others. This will keep you from taking a step that could make your partner uncomfortable.

How do you know when it’s time to go public with your relationship? Tell us below.