Talk about sexual boundaries and expectations early on, and be cautious about moving forward physically if your relationship has elements of the traditional in it. Spurred by apps such as Tinder, Woo and TrulyMadly , the old tradition of arranged marriage is giving way to a new, westernised style of dating, where growing numbers of people are choosing to date for fun, without the end goal of marriage. I can either get the big, fat dream wedding that I now feel is not meant to be or hot sex in a swanky hotel room and just get on with my life. Fidelity is a myth today and so after trying to make our friendships work, I realised I was being seen as a potential threat, so I said to hell with it. What do you want the future to look like? Are you both vegetarians, for example? At my age, dating is kinda boring and been there, done that! Purabi, on the other hand, often looks at her married women friends and feels sorry —to be stuck with snoring, pot-bellied men and bawling kids and painfully demanding in-laws. Indian Dating: Roles and Expectations Everyone has expectations and assumptions about what a relationship should look like, regardless of culture or heritage. Is spirituality an active part of your life? Exposure to western culture has seen the gradual breakdown of the traditional Indian family; arranged marriages have become less formal; more people are choosing to live in separate homes to their parents or in-laws; and dating and sex out of wedlock are becoming increasingly common. A danger in dating someone from the same culture as you is the assumption that you value the same things. Conversely, if sex is important to you in a dating relationship, your date needs to know that. In a marriage, how are household chores divided or designated?