Cupid's Pulse Article: Andi Dorfman Says Juan Pablo Needs to Propose to Nikki FerrellCupid's Pulse Article: Andi Dorfman Says Juan Pablo Needs to Propose to Nikki Ferrell

By Laura Seaman

With Bachelorette Andi Dorfman accepting Josh Murray’s proposal, talk of a wedding isn’t far behind. “We have not really started making [plans],” says Dorfman. “I think I’m gonna enjoy being engaged for a little while…” According to, the newly engaged bachelorette was then asked if she would invite old flame Juan Pablo Galavis to the wedding. “Um, yeah—just gonna be a soft ‘No’ for now,” she responded, later adding, “If he marries Nikki, he gets an invite.” The newly engaged couple is talking about a spring wedding, but nothing is for sure quite yet!

What are some reasons to tie the knot?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage is a huge step to take in a relationship. That’s why a proposal is so important! Some couples date for years and never end up married, while others are engaged in a matter of weeks. How do you know when it’s time to finally pop the question and take your relationship to the next level? Here is some advice to help you figure it out:

1. You’ve talked about the future in depth. Marriage is a (hopefully) permanent future together, so all parties involved should know about future plans such as moving, career goals, or anything else that would affect your lives together. Don’t leave anything hidden from your partner! Your future plans don’t just involve you anymore.

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2. You’re ready to join the family. Maybe it’s been easy to avoid your partner’s family so far, but once you’re married, you are officially part of the family whether you like it or not. Depending on your partner’s family situation, this might mean going to visit them on holidays or joining them on vacations. Make sure you like this family before you become a part of it!

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3. You are prepared in every way. This means emotionally, mentally, and financially. If you don’t have the money to buy a house, pay for a wedding, or even get a ring, maybe you shouldn’t be proposing. Yes, a marriage is a sign of never ending love, but it’s also a very legally and financially binding agreement. Make sure you have this figured out before you dive in headfirst!

How did you decide to take the next step and say ‘I do’? Tell us in the comments!