How to Date a Celebrity

Building a relationship with a star is a lot different than dating a mere mortal. These dos and don'ts will help.

You will need

  • Composure
  • Discretion
  • Unavailability
  • Modesty

Step 1 Be unimpressed Be polite when you meet them, but don’t act impressed. In fact, pretend to have only the vaguest idea of what they do for a living. You’ll stand out among the slobbering, quivering masses.

Step 2 Suggest somewhere discreet If you’re in charge of the date, or they ask what you’d like to do, don’t squeal, “I’ve always wanted to go to The Ivy!” Suggest a modest, low-key place far from tabloid photographers.

Step 3 Keep it to yourself Keep the news of your budding romance quiet so your dalliance doesn’t get leaked to the press, making you look like a publicity whore.

Step 4 Be elusive Don’t be too quick to become exclusive with your idol. Let them know they are lucky to be dating you.

Step 5 Don't use their connections Resist the temptation to exploit opportunities that come your way solely because you’re dating them. They’ll likely take a dim view of you riding their coattails.

Step 6 Stay in the background Stay in the background, literally. If you’re not in their shadow, you’re blocking their sun. And celebrities don’t like that one bit.