I’ve known this Taiwanese girl for about 4 years now. We met in the US then dated in Taiwan. She lives with her sisters, her brother (who are all in their mid to late 20s), and their parents, all in one home. She is catholic and has a curfew at 9pm (her mom calls her at this time every day to ask her to go back home)… which means very little alone time. I visited their family a few times (Chinese new year dinner, which is supposed to be a serious thing?, mooncake making, and few other times), and they seem like an alright bunch. Problem is that she is approaching 30 and still living with her parents.
I haven’t really thought about marriage, I need to live with someone a few years before that even comes up on my mind since there’s so much more you find out about the other person… but with her catholic background and close knit family I’m not sure whether it’s considered okay for her to move out unless it’s after marriage. I brought it up once casually and her mom says it’s better to wait until after marriage. I’m her first relationship. We have only been alone together for more than a day during two trips in 4 years.
Since corona hit we’ve been apart but keeping in touch online. Should I just break it off or approach the situation in another way? Maybe I’m missing some signals here? I really think two people should live together for a while before even being considered to be in a serious relationship.