By April Littleton

A few days after UsMagazine.com broke the news of Kaley Cuoco’s engagement, the Big Bang Theory actress admitted that the proposal even shocked her. “He surprised me at the end of the night… [when] he popped the ring out. It was amazing,” she told Entertainment Tonight. Cuoco and boyfriend, Ryan Sweeting have been dating for three months.

How do you know when you’re ready to tie the knot?

Cupid’s Advice:

You’ve been planning out all of the details of your wedding since you were young, and now you’ve finally found someone who could possibly be the one you spend the rest of your life with. How do you know if it’s really the right time for marriage? Cupid has some tips:

1. You just know: Sometimes you just know when someone is the right one for you. You’re in love, have a great relationship and can’t see yourself with anyone else. Some of your friends and family might not understand your decision to get married, but once they see the love between you and your partner as you walk down the aisle, they’ll be more than OK with how things played out.

2. Time: You don’t need to rush to get married. You and your significant other should think long and hard about the possibility of a future wedding and both of you need to agree that it’s the right move to make. Remember, the importance of a marriage isn’t about the wedding itself, it’s about staying married to the same person for the rest of your life. Make sure you’re ready for that.

3. Friends: If you’re still unsure if you’re doing what’s best, talk to some of your friends. They can see your relationship from a different perspective than you can. How do they feel about your partner? Do they see it lasting long-term? Take their opinions and concerns to heart when you’re making a final decision.

How did you know when you were ready to tie the knot? Share your experience below.