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Old 03-21-2013, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Rosslyn, VA
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I'm familiar with this. Cultural and religious differences make it harder for any man of another culture or religion ,even if the indian woman is 2nd or 3rd generation, to marry them. Especially if it is an Indian girl. Indian guys have it slightly easier with IR relationships.
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I find Indian women often very attractive, and while I'm not planning to go to India to find a bride, I've heard that of all the Asian nationalities it's probably hardest for a foreign man to date an Indian or South Asian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, and Sri Lankan, woman. Their culture is more closed off, they're more traditional, their families often disapprove. Religion is a big part of their lives, whether Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, so I don't know how they feel about inter-faith marriages. I would imagine it'd be more likely with a Christian or irreligious Indian woman. Or at least one who is only nominally Hindu.

There are quite a few Indians here anyway, but I notice they tend to stick with their own 'kind' moreso than other groups. The more Westernised ones however do often date whites and others. The situation in Singapore too is interesting, although didn't see too much mixing. Even in the UK though it seems that even if a British Indian woman wanted to be with a white British man her family might disapprove.

 
Old 03-21-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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If you are talking about in India, I don't really think Indians or Indian women particular or any less likely to outmarry than many other Asian ethnicities.

If you are talking about the West, I have noticed a difference when it comes to exogamy between Indians and other Asian ethnicities and I believe statistics would back up my observations. I think religion plays a large role in this as the number of Hindus, Sikhs, or Jains who aren't "Indian" are more or less negligible. In my own extended family, the 1.5/2nd generation is all Americanized/Westernized but most of my "cousins" ended up choosing to marry other Indians.
It does seem Indian parents are more conservative than even other Asians, and there seem to be few 3rd or 4th generation Indians living in Australia at least. There seem to be more Indians who are Christian as a percentage here than in India, though, and I think that removes one big barrier to the women dating western men. They're still in the minority, but the more Anglo-Indians tend to be more likely to move overseas.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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You must go through a 9 month friends first phase.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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I never saw an Indian woman with a non Indian man.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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but the more Anglo-Indians tend to be more likely to move overseas.
The vast majority of Indian Christians aren't Anglo-Indians. Christianity arrived in India relatively shortly after the death(and resurrection, depending on who you ask ) of Christ.

I think there are only like 200k Anglo-Indians worldwide. Socially, they sort of have it rough as they are kinda pariahs to Indians and the British.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I find Indian women often very attractive, and while I'm not planning to go to India to find a bride, I've heard that of all the Asian nationalities it's probably hardest for a foreign man to date an Indian or South Asian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani, and Sri Lankan, woman. Their culture is more closed off, they're more traditional, their families often disapprove. Religion is a big part of their lives, whether Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, so I don't know how they feel about inter-faith marriages. I would imagine it'd be more likely with a Christian or irreligious Indian woman. Or at least one who is only nominally Hindu.

There are quite a few Indians here anyway, but I notice they tend to stick with their own 'kind' moreso than other groups. The more Westernised ones however do often date whites and others. The situation in Singapore too is interesting, although didn't see too much mixing. Even in the UK though it seems that even if a British Indian woman wanted to be with a white British man her family might disapprove.
That's changing, as more young women get higher education, take jobs at call centers or get started in a variety of careers, and become self-supporting and independent of their parents. India's in a huge state of flux in that respect.
 
Old 05-15-2013, 08:34 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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I think it depends on where you are and under what circumstances. I think in big cities among college-educated transplants, it's not that rare at all. For Indian women that have a personal connection to a strong Indian community where they are, then it's less common.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 05:07 AM
 
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India is one of the very few Asian countries where it is not extremely easy for a White guy to get laid. In that regard India is the extreme opposite of Thailand and The Philippines. Even below average looking White guys like Ron Jeremy and Joe Pesci can easily get an attractive looking chick in Philippines and Thailand. You do not have to look like Ryan Gosling.

In India however, the White male fetish has never really caught on.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 05:39 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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India is one of the very few Asian countries where it is not extremely easy for a White guy to get laid. In that regard India is the extreme opposite of Thailand and The Philippines. Even below average looking White guys like Ron Jeremy and Joe Pesci can easily get an attractive looking chick in Philippines and Thailand. You do not have to look like Ryan Gosling.

In India however, the White male fetish has never really caught on.
Yet paler skinned Indians are preferred. If you're light-skinned or from a higher caste you're considered more desirable as a partner. They still talk about marrying in and out of castes there.
 
Old 05-16-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I have, but the number instances are very few (less than 5).

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I never saw an Indian woman with a non Indian man.
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