Indian customs for dating
If you’re not Indian and your date is, celebratory social occasions and family events will likely become part of your life.
Due to the increasing pervasiveness of the Internet in India, dating is also fast moving on to the virtual realm.
Now, the social stigmas have taken a backseat and the young generation of India is mad to love and ready to commit.
The dating norms in India are fast matching up to the norms of the West.
It still requires flirtation and charm, but there isn't much of the traditional movie-and-dinner. Instead, millennials — today's 20-and-30-somethings — "meet up" and invite their romantic interests to hang out with a group of friends.
"Sometimes, there isn't even a telephonic invitation; just a last-minute SMS or tweet for an impromptu 'hook-up' or chat," says graphic designer Ankit Wadhwa, a 30-year-old wading through the shifting landscape of contemporary dating.