Cupid's Pulse Article: Emma Stone Is Dating Spider-Man Co-Star Andrew GarfieldCupid's Pulse Article: Emma Stone Is Dating Spider-Man Co-Star Andrew Garfield

It looks like these co-workers have no problem dating! The Amazing Spider-Man movie brought together an “amazing” spark between co-stars Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield, according to “They got close during filming and have been hooking up,” said an anonymous source. However, the two seem to want to keep their relationship private. It turns out that Garfield’s recent three-year relationship with actress Shannon Woodward is still a fresh wound. Why not avoid drama if at all possible?

What are the benefits of keeping your new relationship from your ex?

Cupid’s Advice:

Though the “oo’s” and “aww’s” can be flattering when you and your partner happily expose your relationship to the public, timing is key. Cupid has some thoughts on why keeping your relationship from your ex may be the best thing for now:

1. Army material: Your ex may be ready for a fight. That is, he or she might not be afraid to lash out at your newest love interest.  Keep that from happening at all costs.

2. Secrets: We all have secrets, even though sometimes we’d like to forget some of them. Your ex-partner might be feeling bitter and vengeful after your breakup. To keep him or her from being tempted to let loose all of your secrets to your new flame, keep the news of the relationship to yourself for a while.

3. Trust: Building trust is easier for your partner if no worrying is necessary. If your past relationship remains history, there’s no point in discussing it in too great detail. Keeping your ex at bay will certainly convince your current partner that your past relationship is over.

What have you found helpful about keeping your ex out of your business? Share your comments below.