The Bachelorette is finally wrapping its summer season with the pretty, prim and proper Emily Maynard and her two remaining candidates. One of the men is Jef Holms, who shockingly denied the opportunity to stay the night with the seemingly-perfect Maynard in a luxurious suite in Curacao on Monday’s episode. According to UsMagazine.com, Maynard said on the pre-finale, “It was very sweet, but he turned me down and I wanted to turn him down!” The 27-year old beauty will definitely have her chance to turn one of the men down for the whole world to see as she chooses her prince charming on the upcoming season finale.

How do you know when it’s time to get intimate with your partner?

Cupid’s Advice:

Intimacy opens the door to a new, exciting world in a relationship that comes with more emotions and responsibility. Here are some ways to know when to take your relationship to the next level:

1. Exchanging ‘I love you’s’: ‘I love you’ is an important phrase to share right before getting intimate with someone. Make sure they truly care for you before giving them the privilege of being intimate with you.

2. Meeting families: Your relationship is most likely at a pretty deep level if you are introducing them to your family and vice-versa. After you’ve done this, getting intimate is the next step.

3. Simply being ready: A lot of times people jump into intimacy before they are ready. Avoid overlooking your true feelings. Your desire to be intimate will come as your relationship grows.

What are some things you look for in a relationship before getting intimate? Share your thoughts with us.