Be Open to Finding Love Without Putting Pressure on Yourself or Others
Dating practices vary by culture and have become increasingly flexible over the years, especially with the increased interest in dating apps — so be open! I recently moved to Spain, and here, I've found that people typically meet for coffee or wine, which then may lead to dinner. Dates become a bit more formal later on. In the US, I had become accustomed to dinner and a movie.
Some cultures don't place a strong emphasis on marriage and skew toward domestic partnerships, and some relationships develop well after a sexual connection, while others develop before or without one. If you or your partner come from a culture that's known for sexual prowess, a healthy and active sex life will provide additional opportunities to understand each other's desires, dislikes, boundaries, and expectations. Just remember to enjoy yourselves while you're figuring it out and be prepared to move on if your values and goals don't align.