By April Littleton

Joshua Jackson and his girlfriend of seven years Diane Kruger might be saying their I Do’s very soon. A source told UsMagazine.com, “Josh and Diane are very close to getting engaged. They decided they’re ready for the next step. They’re excited!” Although they insisted marriage wasn’t in the cards for them, Jackson is set to propose to Kruger sometime this summer. Kruger was previously married to French actor and filmmaker Guillaume Canet from 2001 to 2006.

What are some ways to know it’s time to get engaged?

Cupid’s Advice:

Getting engaged is one of the biggest steps you can take in a relationship. Spending the rest of your life with someone is the ultimate expression of love and you want to be sure that you’re making the right decision at the right time. Cupid has some advice:

1. You want the same things: If you and your partner see eye to eye on most of the crucial aspects of your lives, you might be ready for the final commitment. The two of you don’t have to be on the same page on everything, but it’s very important that you have similar wants and desires when it comes to the issues that will affect the future you two will eventually have together. For instance, if one of you isn’t ready for children, it may not be a good idea to start talking about marriage either.

2. Your lives intertwine: It may be time to start thinking about getting engaged if you’ve already starting building a life with your significant other. Do the two of you do everything together? Have the same group of friends? If you already have a daily routine going, then you might as well continue to do it with a set of wedding bands on your finger.

3. You’re in love: You’ve been with your love for awhile now and you can’t imagine being with anyone else. You’re the happiest you’ve ever been in a relationship, and you feel like you can be completely open and honest with your partner. There isn’t a single secret you haven’t shared with them and when you think about the future, you think of them. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You’re ready to pop the question and start living the rest of your lives together.

How did you know it was time to get engaged? Share your experience below.