Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Halle Berry Is Engaged to Olivier MartinezCupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: Halle Berry Is Engaged to Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry is no longer on the market, or at least that’s the rumor going around.  According to People, “Olivier Martinez, Berry’s boyfriend of more than a year, has given her a diamond-and-emerald engagement ring.”  The two co-starred in a French film in 2010 and became a couple shortly after.  This would be Berry’s third time tying the knot, as she was previously married in the early 1990s as well as in the early 2000s.

How do you know when it’s time to tie the knot?

Cupid’s Advice:

It’s not always clear when it’s time to take the big step of marriage with your partner. Cupid has ways to know if you’re meant to be:

1. No need to impress each other: You’re able to be yourself around your partner.  There’s no longer a need to pretend you like their weird music or have a taste for fondue.

2. Trust: You trust each other.  When you go out, you’re not wondering what they’re doing and vice versa.  A secure relationship is critical when taking it to the next level of commitment.

3. Ready for forever: Once you’ve truly grasped what marriage means and that you want to be with this person for the rest of your life, then marriage may be the next step.  If you can’t imagine your life without them, maybe you should make them a more permanent part of it.

What are some other ways to know you’re ready for marriage? Share your thoughts below.