I have recently started dating an Iranian woman. She is from Tehran but moved to the US to live with her brother. Her parents were once American citizens but have moved back to Iran.
She lives alone and is a few years older than me. I am 29, Caucasian and well traveled. My father speaks Farsi and my parents lived in Iran for several years when I was a baby. I have lived in the middle east since then, as well, so I have an understanding of the culture. I am not an expert but I know more than most Americans.
Anyways, I want to know any rules of dating I should be aware of. I do not live in the same city as this Persian woman, but I first visited her, we danced all night. She was an hour late getting ready for our first date. Her friend said she would not leave the mirror. After we danced, her friends had to leave and she asked me to go out the next day and night. So we did, and had a great time together, at a movie and then at a Irish celebration.
There are many things I found out about this girl that impresses me. English is not her first language but she was able to speak to me very well. She held my hand and took me through crowds of Persians, and smiled at me the entire time. I felt very good with her and want to make her my wife one day.
I want to know if this is possible? She says her father is a very easy going person and supports her. She drives a motorcycle and he accepted that easily, which surprised me. She is not very Americanized, but is a little. She celebrates Persian culture heavily and I love this about her.
But will it be that she can never be with me, because of my ethnicity and religion?
One our first date, I kissed her hand as we said goodbye. One the second date, I kissed her cheek, but I tried to kiss her, but she kinda pulled away. I know she wanted to kiss me but maybe she couldnt? Maybe there is a reason why?
I never kiss on the first date, but I thought since she invited me on a 2nd date, a kiss would be okay?
Well anyways, she invited me to go out the next day but I had to leave. She says I am invited any time, she will clear her schedule for me.
What are some tips for dating this woman? What are some tips to make her my wife? I know it is important to appeal to her family, but what else can I do to win her heart?
any help is appreciated!