As is the case with every culture, dating someone from another ethnic group can be a bit trying. This is especially the case if that person happens to be from a nation that has extremely different customs than you have. When considering dating an Indian, there are certain things you should be aware of. Both men and women can benefit from understanding these cultural differences before going on that first date.
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A copy of my marriage vows hung in the bathroom of my marital home. These seven promises were tied to the seven steps I took with my husband around a sacred fire as hundreds watched at our Hindu wedding in San Diego in Over the course of my decade-long marriage, my father made several copies of our vows for us. I had hidden all but that one. India has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world, and divorce can bring shame to families and to women in particular. I worried over what our community would think and whether I would still have a place in it afterwards.
I've never seriously dated an Indian guy before. I don't willingly avoid them; it's just kind of happened that way. I'm Indian-American. I remember my very first high school crush, whom I'd met in the drama club.
Karen Grigsby Bates. Ravi Patel and his sister, Geeta, worked together on the documentary Meet the Patels, in which Ravi struggles to find a partner both he and his parents love. Courtesy of Alchemy hide caption.