Inlove stories you hit the jackpot the first time around.Most first generation Indian-Americans have parents who experienced the Indian version of a love story, whether it was an arranged marriage or a cute love story, most of our parents haven’t exactly dated other people.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.
Finding a place that plays Bhangra music and going there together is sure to get you something straight from the Kama Sutra, especially if you exhibit the right dance moves, i.e. You can get the basic spices in most grocery stores. I got a tourist book and told him among other things, that I was missing my green socks.Not only does our culture look down upon the concept of dating, but most Indians focus on the end goal and not the journey.Commitment is an expectation in India and a privilege in America.All through high school the common theme among Indian parents was, “don’t focus on boys/girls.” “No boyfriend/girlfriend business, focus on your studies.” During college I had many friends who were scared to tell their parents about their respective relationships (I could not muster up the courage to tell my parents about my own relationship until the ripe age of 21).What’s funny is that once we graduate college or grad school the situation turns around 180 degrees.