Cupid's Pulse Article: Snooki’s New BF Avoids the SpotlightCupid's Pulse Article: Snooki’s New BF Avoids the Spotlight

While the third season of the Jersey Shore is already looking to raise our eyebrows with the addition of another roommate, Deena Nicole Cortese, one guy who we won’t see shouting “T-Shirt Time!” is Snooki’s newest boyfriend, Jionni LaValle.  While Snooki and her Jersey Shore cast mates have turned their 15 minutes of fame into consecutive seasons of their hit reality TV show, Jionni LaValle has other plans.  When LaValle saw a photo taken of himself and Snooki in the tabloids, “he was less than thrilled.”   Snooki tells People, “He said, ‘I don’t want to be in that world, because he’s trying to be a teacher and, you know, he just wants me to be me.”  And it only gets better!  Snooki reveals that LaValle and her father “are already tight,” having gained the sought-after seal of approval.  With previous boyfriends looking to spill the details about their relationships to any available media outlet, LaValle doesn’t seem to care for the celebrity world.  He’s just Snookin’ for love.Why is privacy important in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

When you begin a relationship and everything is going well, or perhaps not so swell, it’s easy to feel the need to share with anyone who’ll listen.  But, here are some tips as to why you should think twice:

1. R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Entering into relationships means letting your guard down and allowing another person to get closer.  You share parts of yourself that not everyone knows, and in doing so, you both understand that these parts are personal and private — just like your relationship should be.

2. “And Kat and Becca agree with me, too”: Friends are a great support system, and after a fight they’re often the first to hear every detail.  And like a good friend, they’ll listen and most likely support your side of the argument.  But what happens when you and your significant other rehash the past and you point this out?  Oops!  No one likes knowing his or her dirty laundry is being aired out.

3. Keep it to yourselves: This relationship involves you and your partner, and that’s the way you should keep it!  One of the greatest things is sharing moments and experiences that no one else can.  Your relationship is a serious commitment, not a soap opera to be played out in front of others.