Dating and marriage customs in northern usa
Even love marriages and elopements were quite common.
The couple in love will elope and undergo what is known as ‘Gandharva’ type of marriage.
American cultures have a higher standard of freedom in the dating scene as Indian cultures tend to seek their own caste, religion or the approval of their family first.
Safety is a major concern in American culture, especially when it comes to dating.
Exceptions are made in larger, more westernized cities such as Delhi and Mumbai where males and females have more interaction with each other before marriage.
In most American dating cultures, promiscuity is the social norm.
From around 500 BC, the Vedic Hindu culture gave rise to what we have come to known as Hinduism.
Typically, East Indian cultures have much stronger family and matrimonial values when dating is involved than American cultures do.
Another survey by IPSOS in 2013, revealed that 74% of young Indians, aged between 18-35 years said that they would rather let their parents choose their life partners, than choosing themselves.
The success rates of these arranged marriages when compared to the figures concerning love marriages, we might just realize that sticking to traditions and listening to your parents is not always an uncool thing to do.
Most Indians maintain their chastity until they are married or face ostracism by the community as well as parents.
Online dating has become increasingly popular in American culture.