Dating things know
I didn't necessarily grow up speaking any language other than English. I'll expect you to pick up a few words of said language if you don't know it already. You'll never be able to get to the check faster than I can! My parents will immediately reject you as a suitor. And don't ask me what that sign says because I probably don't know. But I most likely know how to speak a language other than English. How else are we supposed to talk about other people in public? My parents programmed every second of my life before it was cool for parents to do that. In fact, they'll probably continue trying to set me up with their friends' sons. They might not think you're husband material (yet), but they will like you more if you eat.11.
And while, yes, we all have the right to spend our hard-earned money on the things we want, it's crucial to make sure that you and your partner are aligned on the purchases you intend to make as a couple. This is particularly true if you and your partner have plans to combine your finances (via marriage) or buy a home in the next few years.
Family dynamics are complicated no matter what your story is.
And opening up about these issues to your SO (without scaring him/her away) is certainly no easy feat.
But I'll expect you to say it right if we start dating each other. My mom and other family members paid really close attention to my appearance. Not gonna lie, there's a tiny dork-nerd in every Asian.19. I blame the Asian-language TV soaps I was weaned on. Which is why I always ask for hot sauce and have an emergency bottle of Tabasco in every purse.21. So strike the phrase "Asian persuasion" from your vocabulary.
I'm used to people butchering the pronunciation and spelling of my name.