Singer Jason Mraz may have proposed to his fiancée, Tristan Prettyman, in December, but he doesn’t see a marriage in the new future, according to UsMagazine.com.  At Elton John’s Concert to Benefit the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Mraz explained the reason for his long engagement.  “The wedding would be nice for our family, our friends, our community — our moms especially — and so it puts us in the fight,” said Mraz.  “We can’t get married until [gay] marriage is legal and equal…I think giving people the right to marry will be a huge movement in civil rights.”

What are some reasons to prolong your engagement?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s perfectly acceptable to delay your rush to the altar.  If a too-soon marriage is causing strife, then consider a long engagement.  Here are a few reasons to prolong your engagement:

1. Career issues: Planning a wedding is a lot of work.  If you or your partner are facing a stressful time at work, then consider waiting for your careers to settle down before tying the knot.

2. Last minute details: In many relationships, especially long-distance relationships, there are many final details to work out.  Living arrangements, career changes and relocation are only a few of the issues facing engaged couples.

3. Not being ready: There’s no room for second thoughts.  If you’re not sure you’re prepared to make it official, there’s no harm in waiting.  You’ve already found ‘the one,’ so the pressure’s off.