That way you have the facts up front and can make an informed decision.
If you choose to enter into a relationship with no marriage in the future, then understand you will probably not be introduced to his friends and family.
I've read on several forums how American woman get really upset because they feel betrayed by indian men. Honest conversation something I will discuss later. The Indian cultural is still very traditional in the eastern views that the parents will decide and arrange for a partner.
In fact I'm in something similiar with one exception...
This is because India has about 29 states, each with a different language, customs etc.
Dating as we Westerners think of it, involves trial and error.
Due to mistake number one, she believes the man will do anything and everything in his power to create a long term commitment which will sooner than later evolve into marriage.Through the last fifteen years of being involved in the Indian community and interacting with many non-Indian, Western,and white women who struggle with relationships and commitments with their Indian boyfriends, I share the top three mistakes that most of these women make while trying to overcome the challenges of acceptance from their Indian boyfriend or to-be's family.Many Americans hold an ideal that regardless of social standing, culture, economic status, educational background and religion, love will overcome all these problems and make everything ‘ok.’ This can be true if and only if the couple have extensive discussions before marriage about expectations after marriage and into the long term, such as both partners’ career aspirations, family planning, traditions, values, choosing the place to live among many other variables.In general, the people of India tend to marry within their community whether that community exists within India or those of Indian decent living in other countries.While arranged marriages are still common in India, love marriages have gained in popularity.