Dating traditional men
You would have hardly had the time to draw a breath and settle into the comfortable and exciting “getting to know each other” phase of your relationship when he starts pushing for a lifetime warranty.If you, justifiably, decide you need more time to get to know each other, you will find both he and his cronies are labelling you as “fast” and questioning your motives. Let us say, you are still on, now comes the final deal breaker.However, understanding the mental frame of mind and cultural background will help you mitigate culture shock when dating.The best way to find a way to the heart of an Indian man is through food, movies and cricket.The head of the family decides who and when one should marry, keeping Patriarchy well and truly alive. As Rishab Goel says, “ mama’s boy, how can they be anything else but? A Chennai mom instructs a mom in Jaipur on the intricacies of making Idli/Sambhar for her son studying in Jaipur.Remember how thrilled a mother is when the baby takes her first step? The mom promptly makes a batch and delivers to him in his college.We are going to mostly leave the women alone, ignore societal norms as far as possible and just focus on the good, bad and ugly aspects of dating Indian men. In fact, given the unshaven look preferred since Premam, you could be forgiven for thinking Gorillas have moved into Indian cities The gang will produce a lot of background music, catcalls and snippets from popular songs, to accompany the poor sod’s clumsy attempts at asking you out on a date.
Please understand that not all Indian movies come under the “Bollywood” umbrella.Unlike western countries, where there is a variety of sports to pursue, cricket dominates India.If you care to understand the game and can relate to it, you will be a keeper! Indian men are a spoilt lot not only by the pampering showered on them by their mothers but also by the choices they have when it comes to their diet.Some of them just want to let loose and have fun in a relatively liberal society.As always, there are exceptions and you will find a fine Indian gentleman to date irrespective of his immigration status!