Is there a new celebrity couple on the horizon? According to UsMagazine.com, Kourtney Kardashian wasÂ recently spotted getting cozy with hot model Younes Bendjima on what appeared to be a romantic getaway at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. Bendjima wrapped his arms around Kardashian from behind in a sweet embrace on the terrace of the hotel in an adorable photo snapped by press. However, although there are rumors that the pair have been spending time together since December, a source claims that Bendjima and Kardashian are keeping it casual. “Kourtney and Younes are not serious,” the source explained, “they are hooking up.” Whatever the label on their celebrity relationship, however, it’s been enough to stir up some trouble when it comes to Kardashian’s celebrity ex, Scott Disick. When photos of Kardashian and Bendjima surfaced, a source claims Disick felt some real pain. “Scott is jealous of Kourtney’s relationship,” the source affirmed. Before this sweet cuddle in France, Kardashian and Bendjima were most recently spotted enjoying their Hollywood relationship in LA in early May.
This celebrity couple says they aren’t defining their relationship. What are some reasons to wait on labeling your relationship?
If you’re unsure whether or not you should put a label on your relationship, here are the top three ways to know it may not be time to take that big step:
1. When you’re not looking for a commitment: If you’re more interested in a fun fling than a long term relationship, consider holding off on defining your relationship. Once labels are involved, talks of exclusivity and boundaries in your relationship are inevitable. If you’re looking to keep your flirtation fun but free, then don’t burden either you or the person you’re dating with a label the neither of you want. Keep things casual and tell your friends or any nosy family members that for right now, you two are just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company, with no pressure on either side to make it something more.
2. When you want different things: If you ever feel as though your partner is pressuring you into a label that you’re not ready for, step back and call a time out on any further talks about your relationship’s identity. Don’t allow yourself to be pressured into making a choice you’re not ready to make, and if your partner is absolutely adamant that you need a label in order to continue your relationship, than it might be time to say goodbye before either one of you gets hurt. You should never have to apologize for not wanting to be in a relationship with someone, so if you’re not ready, you’re just not ready. Don’t force it.
3. When you don’t have time: There’s no doubt about it, relationships take a lot of work and effort. If you just don’t know how you’d fit in the demands of a relationship into the stress and business of your daily life, then it may not be a good idea to try for anything beyond a casual fling. To be in a healthy relationship, both partners need to be giving of themselves equally, and if you’re not in a position where you can make room in your life for the needs and desires of another person, then hold off on the labels until you’re in the right time of your life for that big step.
Have you ever had a relationship without labels? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!