Cupid's Pulse Article: Zac Efron in No Rush to WedCupid's Pulse Article: Zac Efron in No Rush to Wed

Looks like slow and steady might just win the race after all!  The Charlie St. Cloud star, Zac Efron, recently confessed in an interview with Extra TV that he wants to wait before heading to the alter.  The 22-year-old and his girlfriend, Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, 21, have been going strong for almost 5 years since the couple first met while filming the hit movie franchise High School Musical.  Efron added, “I think I’ve always said I’m not gonna get married ’til I’m 30.  I’m gonna wait.  I wouldn’t want that kind of commitment or pressure at this point.”

How do you know if you’re ready to settle down?

Cupid’s Advice:

Some decisions are life altering.  When comes time to make them, you don’t want to make a mistake.  Cupid can help make sure you’re on the right path.

1. Foundation: Make sure it’s love, not lust.  If you can stand all of your partner’s weirdest quirks, and handle them at their lowest, then it might be worth giving a chance.  The marriage doctors, Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz say, “…the simple truth is, most all successful marriages that stand the test of time, begin with love.”

2. Values: Don’t let your partner dwindle your beliefs.  If you can’t come to a compromise on how you feel about important issues, like how to raise future children, or opinions about ethical situations, then maybe it’s time to take a step back in the relationship.

3. Simple: “A successful marriage is an accumulation of doing the simple things,” the Schmitz’ add.  Does he hold the door open for you, or let it close behind him and slam you in the face?  Does she rush home to tell you about her great day at work, but won’t pay attention when you talk about your day?  Consider these actions – they speak louder than words.