I'm not an expert when it comes to how soon one should get married. I myself have been seeing someone for about a year now. I have known him for quite long as we are from the same town, so when he showed interest I asked if we could be friends first and get to know each other before dating.
I'm 24 and he is 30; we recently started dating and he proposed to me. We decided to only get married in a years time. So for now we are focusing on getting to know each other and we are busy building a house to move in together by the beginning of next year. We are working in different towns but that does not stop us from spending time together whenever we can.
I'm ready to spend the rest of my life with him, but the only problem in our way is the fact that my parents haven't met him yet and I don't know how to start telling them! I have already met his family and they are ready to meet mine. The question is how do I start telling my mother when she still thinks up until now that I'm her little girl? Please help.