I went to Morocco planning to get married there, but my fiance's father took the family book and went to his village and threatened to call the police on us. I am almost 20 years older than him. I went there the first time to visit over a spring break for a week, and then I went back for two months in the summer. I then sponsored him for a K1 visa. He has been here in the US for 8 years now. He was working for the government there as a teacher. I am also a teacher. They did ask my then fiance about his family, whom I have never met and probably will never meet. I also had two children at the time. I am not Muslim.
I do recommend you make a second trip there.