1. Do you accept each other as you are?
Several pressures come upon a bride or groom during marriage - advancing age, need to settle down, peer pressure, parental expectations... but do not be forced by circumstances to make the most important decision in your life, in a hurry.
You have met the partner a couple of times and spoken, ask yourself if deep inside you, there's happiness in accepting the other person as a partner for life. Are there shortcomings that may hurt your relationship later? Will both of you accept the other as they are, without having to make any changes.
2. Do you have compatible values, interests and goals?
3. Are your families comfortable with the marriage?
4. How comfortable are you when with your would-be partner?
Let's all agree that not everything can be understood in a few meetings. But Nature provides each one of us with an innate gut feeling which most often can be relied on.
If you feel at ease in the company of your intended partner, then you're more likely to make a good pair.
5. Did you discuss future roles for each other?
6. Are you feeling good in the company of prospective in-laws?
7. Are you aware of the responsibilities, post marriage?
8. Is there a deep need inside you for companionship?
If your marriage is driven by the longing for someone who cares for what you love, then your foundation is strong. Go ahead!
Marriage is the most important decision you'll make in your life. Take time to understand the meaning, be aware of the responsibilities and take a firm step.
Best wishes for a happy married life.