I learn he's here on a work/study visa set to expire in the fall of next year. "Ah, so you need to get married," I observe. He shrugs and smiles, "Everybody say this to me." I tell him it's unfortunately the easiest way to secure his status, given that he's unable to physically spawn children and the chances of a proper work sponsorship unless he was say a rock star, the new Tesla or some kind of Olympian are quite slim.
He agrees, I ask him if he would marry just for that. "No, not just for that, " he shakes his head emphatically, "Yes, to stay but also because I need married." At 26? I'm unable to help myself on to the next question.