It’s just a matter of getting used to the idea of a 28 plus year old still living with his parents.
The language barrier may or may not have an impact on your relationship depending on each person’s proficiency in their partner’s native language.
I’ve more or less always been able to communicate how I’m feeling to my partner, and understood his sentiments as well.
But I’ve also learned that it’s OK to say that you don’t understand and ask them to re-phrase what they’re saying, and that’s especially the case when you’re arguing because misunderstandings can make things worse.
And once you meet the family, you’re immediately a new member of their circle and they’re thrilled to have you. Also, it can sometimes be the case where your has nights set aside to eat with their family alone.
Don’t be offended if his Monday or Tuesday night is always booked for family dinners and he has to meet up with you after.
I was lucky to have a solid base of Spanish when I came to Spain, but I’ve got friends who started their relationships with zero Spanish and their boyfriends had zero English, and they’ve made it work.
So, if you’re looking to meet a Spanish lover, be prepared to make the first move.
I was surprised at how soon he asked, but it was clearly very important to him.
Weekly dinners or even daily lunches, where the whole family comes together, are really common.
I personally haven’t seen or heard of Spanish men randomly buying flowers or chocolates for their girlfriends, or trying to woo women by breaking out a guitar and singing to them.
In fact, Spanish men are quite shy and not at all forward when it comes to talking to women.