Cupid's Pulse Article: Pete Wentz Hints at Marrying Model Girlfriend Meagan CamperCupid's Pulse Article: Pete Wentz Hints at Marrying Model Girlfriend Meagan Camper

By Brittany Stubbs

Just because love went wrong the first time doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for the future. This comes to mind as reports that Pete Wentz, ex-husband of Ashlee Simpson and father of her 5-year-old son, is possibly taking the next step with his current model girlfriend, Maegan Camper. Wentz and Simpson were married for three years before finalizing their divorce in November of 2011, and have both found new relationships since. When asked whether he plans to get married again, Wentz replied, “I think so. I mean, we talk about it a lot. I feel really lucky. It’s, like, really interesting [to be] in a relationship with someone who is truly my best friend. Like, I talk to her about everything. She will tell me when I’m being not so insane, and sometimes she’s like, ‘You’re being a little bit insane.’ It’s very helpful.”

How do you know the right time to pop the question?

Cupid’s Advice:

Just because you found the right person, doesn’t mean it’s the perfect time for a marriage proposal. Consider these situations when determining if it’s the right time for your relationship to take that next step:

1. Financially secure: Granted, money isn’t everything, but when planning to begin a life with someone (and planning the celebration of it), it’s important to be at a place where you feel both comfortable and financially stable. Money problems can not only have influence on the future wedding details, but it’s also an extremely stressful time, which is not the state of mind one should be in when getting excited about an engagement.

Related: Source Says Pete Wentz Couldn’t Trust Ashlee Simpson 

2. Your relationship is stable: Many couples will try and get engaged to fix their problems when they’re going through a rough patch, but their conflicts will still be there at the end of the day. If you’ve been going strong for a significant amount of time without any serious fights or having to “take a break,” this is a sign your relationship might be ready to take the next step. You and your partner should feel strong and secure as a couple before popping the question.

Related: Ashlee Simpson Reunites with Ex Pete Wentz for Son’s Birthday 

3. You lack hesitation: If thinking about getting engaged fills you with excitement and confidence versus questions and anxieties, this alone might be a sign it’s the right time to pop the question. It sounds silly to describe it as “feeling,” but sometimes that’s what love comes down to. If you’ve looked at both sides of the situation–taking that next step in your relationship or staying where you are–and you feel confident the timing will work, that just might tell you enough.

How do you know the right time to pop the question? Share your thoughts below.