It is true that there is no specific laid down rule for the length of courtship that a man and woman should embark on, however, it is so important to ensure that you (not anyone else) are at peace (100%) about that man or woman, before saying “I do”. I suggest that you have a thorough checklist of critical issues that can make or break a home. The list should contain items such as your individual spiritual frequency, agreement on how the home will be run particularly when it comes to children, finances, work patterns, dealing with the in-laws and even vision, among many other vital points. Go over each item one by one and if there are things that you feel strongly about, let it be known and do not compromise. While I would like you to remember that no human being is perfect and compromise is required, wisdom is an essential tool. Be confident in your heart that you are not just settling for what is out there and be very real with yourself when making your decision. Remember that the worst type of deception is self deception and moreover you will be the one to bear the consequences of carrying on with a relationship and ultimately marriage by yourself, whether good or bad. Don’t do it for anybody because in the day of adversity, all people will do is pray and fast on your behalf, believing that things would change for the better for you. Whatever you do, please know that according to God’s divine agenda, you deserve a blissful family life so DO NOT SETTLE for anything less than God’s best for you! It is better to be happily single than to be miserably married; the choice is yours!