Being sure you love your partner is always the easy part of the love journey but knowing if it is time to take things to the next level is always the tough part.

Truth is, whether you're ready to take things to the next level or not,  you have to look out for out for these telltale signs so you always know which best foot to take:

1. You just want to be with him or her all the time

Do you feel like you are genuinely friends and not just lovers? if your partner is your favorite person you love to spend time with and you genuinely feel connected to them, you’re ready to get married.

2.You two have a vision for your union

When you imagine your life years from now, you continuously visualize it with your partner and have a vision for your union, then you could crank things to the next level.

3. You can tackle bumps in the road

Marriage is always not a smooth road as you think. Disagreements and arguments are inevitable (and healthy) in relationships. If you have developed the ability to resolve issues to completion.

4.  You are financially stable

While this might seem a no-brainer for some, you’d be surprised how many couples keep separate bank accounts even after they’re married. Once you start living with your future significant other, if you’re both thinking “this thing we’ve got going is permanent,” opening a joint account is a big sign that you both are in it for the long haul.

5. Trust

If you two are in a place of trust where you two share mail passwords, bank account passwords, and pretty much any other personal information, then you can take it to the next level.