Welcome to our forum.
One of the best things you can do is try to open up lines of communication, so if you're already doing that, you have the right idea. There are many potentially helpful threads for you on this site. Have a look around and see what calls to you. You can do "search" and "tag search." Also post the thoughts and questions that come to your mind.
It sounds like you have a wonderful thing developing with Kate. I would think she'd probably be interested in something more involved and long-term, but of course there is no way to be 100% about these things (short of asking her directly).
I hope you will enjoy your time on our site.
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"