Two talented Brits are ready to walk down the aisle … after only 5 months! Carey Mulligan and her musician boyfriend, Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, reconnected last winter after being childhood pen pals in London. Mulligan, 24, and Mumford, 26, started dating seriously after the actress attended a secret Mumford & Sons show in Nashville in February. The Oscar-nominated actress had split from Shia LaBeouf last October. A friend of the two tells UsMagazine.com, “They’re a great couple. Very sweet.”
Is time a factor when it comes to getting engaged?
Some people believe that you should date for awhile before getting engaged, while others think that when you know you’ve found the one, why wait? Cupid has some advice:
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1. Past the honeymoon phase: Once you’ve gotten past that initial butterflies-in-your-stomach phase and still want to be together, then you might be ready to walk down the aisle.
2. No point in waiting: Some people subscribe to the theory that when you know, you know. If you’re 100% confident that you’ve found the one, there’s no reason to wait any longer before getting engaged. Plus, you can always have a long engagement.
3. Living together: Time might also be a factor if you’re considering moving in together. While opinions differ on whether to live together before getting married, if you want to take this step before popping the question, wait a little while to get settled before getting engaged.
How long do you think you should be dating before getting engaged? Share your comments below.