Cupid's Pulse Article: Lance Bass is Engaged to Michael TurchinCupid's Pulse Article: Lance Bass is Engaged to Michael Turchin

By April Littleton

A source confirmed to People that Lance Bass is engaged to artist Michael Turchin. A week after his reunion with the other ‘NSYNC bandmates for the VMAs, Bass revealed that he popped the question to his longtime boyfriend. “He said YES!! Love this man,” Bass wrote on Instagram Sunday with a photo of the couple showing off the engagement ring.

How do you know when you’re ready to get married?

Cupid’s Advice: 

You know you’re in love, but you’re not sure if you’re ready to make such a huge commitment to your partner. Marriage is a big step and it’s not something that should be taken lightly. If you’re certain that your honey is the one you can’t imagine spending your life without, Cupid has some tips:

1. Think about what’s important: Before you start planning your dream wedding, it’s crucial to know if you and your significant other will match well in the long run. What are his/her long-term goals? How will the two of you solve any future issues? Does your sweetie want kids? It’s not a good idea to enter a marriage without knowing the answers to these questions. Some of the feedback you get from your partner may change with time, but for now, you’ll need a general idea of how compatible the two of you will be once you’ve tied the knot.

2. Your loved ones approve: You can’t get married to someone your family and friends don’t love just as much as you do. Well, you could, but don’t count on a big turnout at your wedding. Choosing someone to spend the rest of your life with is a big deal and your loved ones should be included on your journey to find someone special. After all, your family knows you better than you know yourself. If they don’t dig your partner, there might be a reason why.

3. You make each other better: You and your honey are two peas in a pod and it shows whenever you’re out in public together. Does your partner give you that little extra incentive to be better as a person? Are you nicer to others? Has your patience rubbed off on your boo? Marriage might be in your near future if the two of you bring out the best in each other.

How did you know when you were ready to get married? Share your experience below.