The slower you take it, the less likely someone is to get hurt if, in the end, one of you decides you’re actually better off as just friends.
Instead of jumping into a serious relationship right away, take a few weeks to slowly start hanging out more and get more intimate. And although you may feel like telling everybody, at the beginning it might be best to try to keep this one quiet.
However, if you like the sexiness and melodrama, try calling your GF/BF your lover.
I love this term because it is neutral in every sense.
During this time, keep analyzing your feelings and making sure that a relationship is really what you both want. That way, if things don’t work out, it won’t be as awkward because less people knew about it in the first place.