Before our engagement, we had spoken about marriage in an abstract way, choosing to use “if” instead of “when” in regards to the future. It was only a couple weeks before he got down on his knee that we had finally started to use the word “when.” I’m not romantic or sappy enough to call it a magical shift. It was more just like marriage began to make sense.
If you and your partner have been tossing around the words “marriage” and “engagement” lately, then this list is definitely for you. Here are 13 signs you’re actually ready to get married. And, hey, if you’re not ready, don’t stress it — these things can all evolve in time. After all, what’s the big rush?