Really, I'm interested in this too. We all wondered why should would go against such a blessing. I have a 12 year old daughter from my first marriage and so we didn't move in with him until he and I had been together for 2 years.
You don't need to worry about living paycheck to paycheck. I read through a few of the LDS. I'll tell her that we are strictly friends for now on. We had a long distant relationship for 3 years. I'm a nevermo, but I married a then TBM girl, so maybe my perspective will be of help to you. Expect her to either write you off during her mission or pressure you to show interest in the church. I too married for love but there's no emotional energy, support or empathy left for the darling wife.
No I dont think so. What you described, just being in each other's presence, sounds perfect. Alot of TBM women won't even consider dating non members. All these are reasons to have some serious discussions. Also, I know a bunch of Mormons that say they are, but don't act like it. Doctors don't have time for anything really they are overworkedand tired all the times. And on my part, I felt I needed to go out and live harder, party more, be more social, etc. However, you might be lucky to not have the experience I did.