For a country that has been deep rooted in its traditional and religious values, dating is definitely an out-of-the-box concept. A few decades back, the very mention of dating used to bring a scowl on faces but now Indians have embraced this western trend to quite an extent.
More than 60% of the marriages in India are “arranged” by the families of couples and have evolved as strong bonds both beautiful and bountiful. Here “arranged” means, prospective matches are found on the basis on a horoscope, family background, family finances, caste, creed and language. In short words, the compatibility of the characters of the couple is the last nail that goes down the coffin.
Dating is an activity that could pamper you with the pleasure of meeting the finest people of the opposite sex; eventually sprouting the hope for a romantic relationship with ‘the chosen one’. Read on to know more about the women’s dating game.
Once you find a guy it’s always safe and good to know each other through texting. Exchanging mails, phone numbers or even chatting online is the way to go. Just make sure you aren’t cluttering his inbox with too many messages. Relax and go with the flow.
B for Bollywood
Get your facts on Bollywood right, especially with the latest musical and theatrical releases. If asked who your favorite actor is, pick a name from the Khans or the Kapoors for names like Meryl Streep or Robert Downey Jr could make him ‘zone out’. Bollywood gossip, movie reviews and music releases could lead to interesting fun filled conversations during the wee hours of the night.
The First Date
The first love is always special and so is the first date. The ideal first date in India is to catch up for a Bollywood movie but you could try something new. It could be as simple as sipping coffee from a local vendor or dining extravagantly in a five star lounge. The choice is yours.
Do Not be a Doormat
India has always taken pride in being a male dominant society. According to statistics, the Indian man, spends only 19 minutes for unpaid routine housework. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a woman doing all the cleaning and washing at her partners place just to fit into his frame of an ideal partner. Lending a helping hand to your partner in his activities is fine. Overdoing may lead you to trouble.
Compatibility in Activity
Compatibility is a crucial factor while dating. A decade ago, ‘compatibility of the looks’ was important to couples and was judged on the basis of physical attributes such as height, weight or even skin color. But now both men and women look at a wide range of other aspects of their partner’s personalities. A lovely and fun filled relationship could be spun around a bunch of common or mutual interests.
Meeting the Family
Meeting each other’s family is a major milestone in a relationship. Moreover Indian parents are still conservative and primitive when it comes to dating for which the ‘meeting’ can be a very tricky affair. It would be clever to hone your linguistic skills, mannerisms and dressing according their likes and customs.
Gone are those days where romance blossomed amidst sharing quick glances and shy smiles. Gone are those days where society, especially the elder population, would make a huge fuss about spotting a non married couple together in public. Find more dating tips in ClickDate blog.