"See, it's simple... First, you meet a nice girl, and then you date for a while to make sure you share the same values. See if you two are compatible in the big, 'this is our life and we're in it together' decisions. You know, talk about which family you're going to visit on the holidays, whether you want to live in a house or an apartment, whether to get a dog or a cat, who gets to use the shower first in the morning, while there's still plenty of hot water. If you two are still pretty much in agreement, then you get married."Is it really that simple?
At First Sight, Nicholas Sparks
You meet someone.
Date for a while.
Make sure you're in agreement on all the important stuff.
Then comes a ring?
Then comes marriage?