Leonardo DiCaprio and his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend, Erin Heatherton, were spotted having a romantic lunch together in New York City’s Candela restaurant on Monday. They were also spotted last week at Manhattan’s Darby by a source for UsMagazine.com, who says the couple walked in “hand-in-hand” and were “inseparable all night.” This is DiCaprio’s first serious girlfriend since Blake Lively, whom he split with last summer. DiCaprio and Heatherton seem happy and committed to spending time together despite their hectic schedules.

When are lunch dates more appropriate than dinner dates?

Cupid’s Advice:

Even though it seems like a lunch date and a dinner date aren’t that different, they can mean very different things. Sometimes, one is more appropriate than the other. Here are some tips on when to have a lunch date rather than a dinner date:

1. You’re just friends: A lunch date is a lot more casual then a romantic dinner date in the candlelight. If you’re not quite in to the other person romantically, lunch is the perfect time to just spend time with them.

2. You’re still getting to know each other: If you’ve recently had a dinner date with someone and are interested in getting to know more about them, a lunch date says just that. It means you want to hang out with them during the day too, where a conversation doesn’t have to necessarily have to take place with drinks.

3. You’re in a relationship: Lunch dates are especially good for partners who have been together for a while already. They give you time to spend time together during the day, which make them normal for longtime couples.

What are some other situations in which you think lunch dates are more appropriate then dinner dates? Tell us below.