I want to approach this question a little different than I have in the past. Ask yourself one question. Just one question. Here it is: “Why do you want to marry this person?”
One of your answers can be ‘because I love them’ - but that is not good enough. I know a lot of couples that said they loved each other and their marriages ended in shambles. It has to do deeper than that.
What about this question: “Do you like that person?” That is different isn’t it? Liking means that you know all the good things and all the bad things about that person and you are still wanting to spend the rest of your life with them. It is accepting the total person - warts and all. It is wanting that person to be your best friend. It is being willing to trust that person fully and completely. It is a willingness to walk through everything that life can bring us with that person at our side. All that is part of liking a person. It is liking them a lot and over time that liking turns to a deep love that cements the two of you together for a lifetime.