We met at home just before he went back to school and even though we only had a week together, it was whirlwind and we already spoke of marriage and kids.
About the time I was ready to return for my doctorate a chronic illness hit. Your mids is still young.
When you mix cultural groups you increase the difficulty.
He totally blew me off and said "blah blah blah" and it was so early in our relationship that I was taken aback and didn't push the issue then and there.