There are so many different ways couples interact and respond to each other every single day that show how much they really care about each other.
Because when you mix friendship and romantic feelings, it's really easy for things to get messy.
Because it's not always about big moves and sweeping gestures — it's really the everyday behaviors that keep your relationship alive.
Just because you see your friends getting married all around you isn't a reason to rush.
I have friends who have told me they're madly in love about twice a year — while others are far more reserved about throwing around the "L" word.
So, when it comes to how long it takes to fall in love, you need to give yourself some time to make sure that's really what you're feeling.
Because dating with someone for a long time can be a BFD — it can change who you are as a person.
Not only should you not get engaged or married to satisfy anybody else, but it's important that you don't do it before you're ready, too.
Unexpected pregnancies are usually stressful enough but then — if you’re already engaged or decide to get engaged ASAP — that getting married adds a whole new layer of complication.
Because even though it may seem like old-fashioned advice, the first year of marriage is still a challenge.