To a certain degree...I disagree...as I have lived in Turkey (prior to marriage) & I had a high success rate as a bachelor. To be clear, I was in my mid-20s and a master of the PUG (pick up game)...these days I just call it practice or keeping in form lol. There are many ladies out there they stay the high ground & opt only for no sex until after marriage (I pursued 1 for a short time)...a lot of times they are looking for serious, no kidding, you have to marry me type. There's the other end of the spectrum that are like the women in the US/UK/EU etc...they are a little more open to different things & I welcomed that. Granted, as a black American I didn't have to really put myself out there. I exclusively dated my wife for roughly 8/9 months or so then I popped the question. She was already moved in with me around the 5/6 month mark of dating (so shacking up is possible). As a matter of fact, many guys I knew had live-in girlfriends...who in the end they got married to.
Anyhow, her Dad didn't meet me until 1 week before the wedding. We are now best of friends. Again, your results may vary....but, anything is possible.
I'll hit the 10 years married milestone this year...Matt is correct about the movies...also watch Ay Luv Yu.
No matter what...she is always right. No matter if you show video evidence...you will still be wrong haha.
Good luck & keep us informed!