By Karley Kemble

Bekah Martinez is one of the most talked about contestants on this season of The Bachelor, not because she caused drama, but because of her age! Though she just turned 23,  this season’s Bachelor, Arie Luyendyk, Jr., is 36, and he (along with many women on the show) felt Martinez was not ready to settle down. However, in the latest celebrity news, Martinez claims Luyendyk Jr. is the one who’s not ready for marriage. In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, the reality TV star stated, “I think I’m more ready for marriage than Arie is, quite honestly. I don’t think Arie knows what he wants, and I don’t think he’s serious about being with one person for the rest of his life,” reports Though she was mum about why she felt that way, Martinez assured all our questions will be answered during next week’s finale. Sounds juicy!

In celebrity news, Bekah M. was accused of not being ready for marriage on The Bachelor. How do you know if you’re ready for marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Age and marriage don’t always coincide. When you’re ready for marriage and to settle down, you’ll know. Check out these tips from Cupid:

1. You’re ready to commit: Marriage should be a natural progression in your relationship. In fact, it’s better to begin any relationship with marriage on the back burner. Instead of pursuing a relationship with marriage on your mind, focus on being present in the now. As time passes and your love grows, the progression and desire to take the next step will be a fluid change

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2. You aren’t trying to fix or save them: All too often, people enter relationships and try to be the heroic figure. In these situations, the underlying thought is that the flaws or challenges the partner is facing will be fixed over time with careful guidance from the other partner. This is never a good idea, as it ultimately is romanticizing challenges and causes you to think things will work out eventually. It’s better to find a partner that you see eye-to-eye with, and to keep your mind and heart in-sync with each other.

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3. You know it won’t be easy: The honeymoon phase of your relationship will come to an end, and finding romance will not always be a walk in the park. You and your partner will certainly have your fair share of struggles to keep the romance alive. If you are accepting of this, and feel ready to face the challenges that will arise, that is a good sign. Always be sure to grow together, because the only other option is growing apart.

How did you know you were ready for marriage? Share in the comments below!