Cupid's Pulse Article: Charlize Theron Dating Sean Penn – Holds Hands on Met Gala Red CarpetCupid's Pulse Article: Charlize Theron Dating Sean Penn – Holds Hands on Met Gala Red Carpet

By Louisa Gonzales

Charlize Theron dating Sean Penn, looked sweet walking the red carpet hand-in-hand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala in New York City on May 5, according to At the star-studded event Theron, 38, dazzled in a strapless Dior Haute Couture white crepe gown with navy and black satin running along the sides. Penn, 53, went for the traditional tux and white shirt look. The lovely couple stayed close together holding hands as they made their way down the carpet into the ball, which is holding a celebration for the opening of the Charles James: Beyond Fashion exhibition this year. The two actors made their first public outing as couple in early January while they vacationed in Hawaii and since then have attended several other events very much together.

How do you show you care about your partner in public?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being in a relationship can be a lot of fun. It’s nice to have someone to rely on or simply just have someone there for you, which is why it is important to be able to show you care. Cupid has some advice on how to show you care about your partner in public way:

1. Hold hands in public: There is nothing wrong with showing some PDA from time to time. Just like Charlize Theron and Sean Penn, holding hands is one of the simplest ways you can show you care, and it isn’t too flashy or over the top. Taking hold of your partner’s hand is just a small gesture to show your lovebird you’re proud of being with him or her.

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2. Gush about them to family and friends: Yes, it can be annoying when people talk about their significant others too much, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk about them at all. Don’t be afraid to rave about your awesome beau from time to time, because it’s a nice way to show both them and the other people in your life how much you care.

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3. Perform some displays of affection: There are many different ways for you to show affection toward you sweetheart. It can be as small as opening the door for them in public or as big as dedicating a song to them when you’re at a club or restaurant. Together you can define the types of affection you’re comfortable displaying in public. Just make sure you are both on the same page and are considerate of each other’s feelings.

How would you show you care about your partner in public? Share in the comments below.