Actor Matt Dallas, best known for his leading role in the ABC series “Kyle XY,” subtly came out as gay and announced his engagement on Twitter.

Dallas tweeted on Jan. 6, just after midnight: “Starting off the year with a new fiancé, @bluehamilton. A great way to kick off 2013!”

This way, the 30-year-old made the big announcement that he’s happily engaged to his boyfriend, musician Blue Hamilton.

According to Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton, Dallas was rumored to be in a relationship with fellow actor Jonathan Bennett back in 2009.

Dallas’ subtle way of coming out seems to be in line with those of “White Collar” star Matt Bomer and American Horror Story actor Zachary Quinto, a trend pointed out by Michelangelo Signorile, Huffington Post Gay Voices editor, in a recent column.

“Gone are the days of the 'Yep, I'm Gay' magazine covers,” Signorile wrote, “with celebrities making a spectacle of coming out, and thus focusing on the fact that they were in the humiliating and painful gay closet... The closet isn't going away any time soon. But one step toward dismantling it among public figures it to make it a difficult and embarrassing place to be. From the looks of the latest celebrity self-outings, that's perhaps starting to take hold.”