By Nicole Weintraub

According to UsMagazine.com, Eva Longoria has snagged another athlete, and this time it’s Mark Sanchez. The Desperate Housewives star is dating the New York Jets quarterbac,k who is more than ten years younger than her. “We’re happy just dating,” she said in describing her current relationship status with the hunky football player. This is not the first athlete to snag Longoria’s attention as she has been previously married to Tony Parker, a professional basketball player who she divorced in 2010. “I can’t help but want somebody that’s, I don’t know, athletic,” the actress has revealed in the past.

How do you know when to go public with your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There is a time span between announcing your new relationship and casually dating someone while trying to get to know them. Here are some tips on when the time is right to go public:

1. Discuss it with each other: Before labeling your newfound relationship or boasting about your new lover to the world, discuss it with them first. Make sure that the two of you are on the same page as far as the relationship goes. 

2. You’re committed: The two of you should be ready to be fully committed and monotonous with one another before going public as a couple. If you are not ready to be seriously involved with each other, then continue to casually date and get to know them.

3. You’re thinking of the future: If you cannot see yourself with this person in the future, then it’s a waste of time. When the two of you are willing to explore the relationship to see where it goes, that is when you know it is time to go public.

When did you know it was time to go public with your relationship? Tell us in the comments below.