By Kristyn Schwiep

A source tells UsMagazine.com that John Mayer is ready to pop the question to girlfriend Katy Perry.  “They realize they must be together.  They Skype and text all day,” the source added.  The couple has been together for 15 months and they are ready to take their relationship to the next step.

How do you know when you’re ready to pop the question?

Cupid’s Advice:

Deciding whether or not to propose to your significant other can cause a whirlwind of emotions.  So if you are looking for some guidance, Cupid has some advice to lead you in the right direction:

1. You’ve discussed the future: If you’ve taken the time to talk about family vacations or where you two want to end up in 10 years from now, then you are definitely ready to commit to a lifelong adventure with your partner.

2. Friends and family: Are you family and friends a fan of your partner? If they are that’s a good sign.  You’ve definitely dated one or two people who your friends and family haven’t approved of, so if they like you two together it’s safe to take the next step.

3. Dropping hints: Has there been mention of which ring she likes, what type of dress she wants, and where her dream wedding would be? If she has her mind is on marriage and is ready to take the next step.  So if you are ready to make the next step in your relationship to get engaged.

How did you know when you were ready to propose? Share your stories below.