By Rhodesia Williams

In latest celebrity news, it looks like Justin Bieber and girlfriend Hailey Baldwin are engaged. According to EOnline.com, the on-again-off-again celebrity couple have been dating for three years. Within the last couple of weeks, Bieber and Baldwin started up their celebrity relationship¬†again and have been in love ever since. Sources say the couple are very happy and enjoy each other’s company. Who would’ve thought just a few weeks of a rekindled love would lead to a celebrity wedding?

There’s a celebrity wedding in the works for Justin and Hailey. What are some ways to know you’ve been dating long enough to get engaged?

Cupid’s Advice:

As time flies by in a relationship, it’s normal to consider marriage. You may ask yourself, “When is the right time?” Cupid has some advice on ways to know you’ve been dating long enough to get engaged:

1. Are you ready?: Getting engaged is not only telling the world that you are ready to take the next step, but it’s also letting each other know. Marriage is a big commitment and takes a lot of work. Although weddings are glorified with all that goes into it, after it’s all said and done, you and your partner are now bound together. Have a serious talk with your soon-to-be spouse about the topic. While the amount of time you’ve spent together is a factor, more important is making sure you are both ready.

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2. Knowledge is power: When dating, you get to know just about everything you need to know about your partner. Make sure you know, understand and can accept your partner for who they are. It’s not uncommon for people to get married and then realize that their partner either changed or started doing things that they’ve never seen or realized. If you are confident that you know your partner and can accept their flaws, then it sounds like you are just about ready.

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3. Timing: Timing is everything when it comes to engagements. While for some, dating for a few months is considered a long time, others need years. If you are still working out important kinks in your relationship, it may be a little early to get engaged. Relationships are constant work but if you feel like you have put the time and effort in and you are ready, than why not? It’s kind of like retirement; sometimes you just need the time in order to reap the benefits.

What are some ways that help you realize you are ready for the next step? Share below.