Cupid's Pulse Article: Kelly Osbourne Hooking Up with Quincy Combs, Puff Daddy’s StepsonCupid's Pulse Article: Kelly Osbourne Hooking Up with Quincy Combs, Puff Daddy’s Stepson

By Shannon Seibert

Uh oh, the rumor mill is at it again. Kelly Osbourne hooking up with Quincy Combs, Puff Daddy’s stepson. The pair had recently started following each other on social media, and had a moment together captured on Instagram. But Osbourne remains her independent self and isn’t officially tied down to anyone, sources told  

How do you keep a casual relationship on the down-low?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Sometimes when a relationship is new it is best to keep things casual until you figure out whether or not it has the potential to go beyond. Hooking up can be great if they are done correctly. They allow a couple time to figure things out with no major public losses if things go south. We’ve pulled some tips to help keep your causal relationship, well, causal.

1. Stay away from social media: In a world that is so technology obsessed, posting your relationship on any social media will lead to questions. Who is this guy? Where did you meet him? Why haven’t you said anything to us about him?  If your man is constantly in your snap story, or on your Facebook timeline, people are bound to talk. Just lay low for a while and then slowly branch out when you feel it’s time to let everyone else in the loop.

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2. Go on more private dates: When trying to get to know a person it can be hard to see what they’re really about when you have multiple distractions. Stick to more intimate style, or one on one type dates when you’re still exploring your feelings together. This way you’ll be able to ask questions, exchange stories and discuss certain topics that you may not have been able to in a group setting or out in a busy place.

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3. Refrain from spending too much time together: With a new relationships, every ‘first’ moment is extremely exciting, but you don’t want to get too anxious and over-invested before things really hit it off. Spending a lot of time together can overwhelm a person. By jumping into things too quickly you start searching for emotions that may not even be there yet. Play it cool and just stick to seeing each other a couple times a week instead of every day.

How do you down play your casual relationship? Share with us in the comments below!