By Jessica DeRubbo

This Bachelor couple has called it quits. Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff officially announced their celebrity break-up after weeks of fan speculation, according to UsMagazine.com. Though the reason behind the split has not yet been revealed, one can only imagine that a Chicago girl with a good job would find moving to small town Iowa a little daunting. In a joint statement, the duo said, “Whitney Bischoff and Chris Soules have mutually and amicably decided to end their engagement. They part with nothing but respect and admiration for one another and will continue to be supportive friends. They wish to thank everyone who has supported them through this journey.”

Another Bachelor couple bites the dust! How do you know if your relationship can stand the test of time?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not all relationships and love last forever. How do you know yours is headed in a long-term direction? Cupid has some tips:

1. Mutual interests: It may seem obvious, but it’s important that you share interests and hobbies. If you have nothing in common outside of work, then how will you spend quality time together?

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2. Shared values: You can only get so far in a new relationship and love without shared values. Once things get serious, it’s important that you respect each others’ religious choices, parental plans, and overall views on the world.

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3. Meshing dreams: What you both want for the future is important, too. You need to see eye to eye on your dreams and ambitions, or else you’ll inevitably hold each other back. If you aspire to own a mansion with a live-in housekeeper and your partner wants to live in a small cabin in the woods, this might not be a match.

What are some other ways to know your relationship will be long-lasting? Share your ideas below.