After that the real person will start to come through and it is time to be honest.
If Its Not Broken Dont Fix It After more than 10 years of dating many people would expect to be married and should certainly know if they believe their partner is the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with.
As you are making a decision on a relationship that should last a lifetime it is better to be safe than sorry and make sure that you have properly considered the consequences of it not working out.
Divorces are easier to obtain now than they ever were, but there can still be a price to be paid for getting things wrong.
Being friends is not the same as being in a relationship.
You will spend much more time in the company of others when you are friends and it will be hard to predict how you will feel when it is just the two of you.
But what if you are childhood friends who begin to date when you are older?