Ask your partner for a bit of background with regard to their interests and passions. You don’t have to pretend to be interested in rare plants to seem more attractive, but showing some interest and asking questions (and genuinely listening to what they have to say) will make you more likeable. If you’re not familiar with cultural customs, ask your parter to help you out.
In some cultures and families, it’s rude to finish all the food on your plate at a meal (it suggests that they didn’t feed you enough) and in others, it’s rude to leave food behind. Ask your partner for a heads up if there are specific behaviours that their parents emphasized or reprimanded when they were growing up and adjust your behaviour accordingly.
Contributors: Jess O’Reilly from Astroglide