01/7 The impossible dating situations young Indians face
Dating is not an easy task, especially when you live with your parents and have to make excuses to meet your lover every alternate evening. But thanks to caring Indian parents, the situation can get a notch difficult for their children. Let’s look at a few dating problems that only Indians who live with their parents can relate to.
02/7Beta, I have prepared dinner
There is a limit to how much a person can eat, right? But you will be surprised to find that limit being stretched beyond imagination in an Indian household where it is mandatory for the young ones to have dinner at home. Which brings us to this situation—you just had a three-course meal with your girlfriend and yet you return home to feast on home-cooked dal, chawal and sabzi!
03/7Return home before it is too dark
Darkness is synonymous with danger, at least that’s what most people believe. So, it’s not easy for young Indians to plan a candlelight dinner because they have to follow that deadly deadline of reaching home before it gets too dark. Goodbye, romantic dinner!
And god forbid if you used your father’s car to take your date on a drive. Not all might agree to this but those who do, can relate to the situation where the man of the family, a father or an elder brother, keeps a close eye on the odometer (an instrument used for measuring the distance travelled by a vehicle). So, if you make the mistake of covering more kilometers than expected, you would easily be caught. So, choosing where you are going for a date is very important.
05/7 You cannot be too dressed for the occasion
While some might find this funny but there are young ones who leave home wearing their regular clothes while carrying an extra pair of clothes in their bags before they go for a date. They would slyly change into their ‘date clothes’ in their friend’s place or at some convenient place like the changing room of a mall.
06/7 It’s mostly double dating
Since meeting a boyfriend or girlfriend openly increases the risk of being spotted by some nosy neighbours or relatives, the best way to dupe them is by going on a double date, right? A friend in need (read: who accompanies on a date) is a friend indeed.
07/7Dating is synonymous to getting married soon
Yes, for a lot of Indian parents, when their children start dating, it means marriage is on the cards. If you just started dating and are yet to figure out if you really want to be in a relationship or not, you are treading on dangerous territory because casual dating is still not a very acceptable idea for most Indian families. Let’s not forget, it can be very embarrassing when you bring home your boyfriend or girlfriend and your parents start throwing hints about marriage.