I know my other recently-divorced friend would’ve liked to know about the declaration of bankruptcy before hand. She was a single mom living across the world from me.
They are normal-human-interaction-with-the-opposite-gender-deprived. While living in Syria and in Egypt, I’d regularly see large groups of young men huddled around computers in internet cafes looking at porn.
To supplement conversations, I believe it is important to see your partner in a variety of contexts and social situations. It is also an opportunity to discuss your approaches to islam, and your consistency within that realm as well.