Make Sure Your Values and Expectations of Each Other Align
Be flexible with your expectations while maintaining your standards. Do your research, observe, question, and learn from each other and those who are important to each of you. What expectations are you each willing to compromise on and what are your deal breakers? Are there cultural practices that you'll be expected to observe? How will this affect your lives if you add children to the mix? You don't have to rush these conversations, but the answers will help you make informed decisions regarding your lives together.