Wait, what do you mean they’re not really your aunty?! Yes, we all have at least one relative called Pinky, and what? They all can speak fluent English, punctuated with Indian swear words... You will be expected to learn Punjabi/ Hindi/ Gujarati within a week, ok? Buy bigger trousers and prepare to pile on the gulab jamun pounds. Don’t just put it on silent or vibrate, as you can still become distracted. If she knows that you’ve turned your phone off to focus entirely on the date, she’ll appreciate you’re taking the time to engage with her fully. Offer to pay Things have shifted and most women will assume that they are paying for their share of the bill. If you don’t contact her within a couple of days, you’ll seem like you couldn’t be bothered, or didn’t enjoy the date.On your first date, insist on treating her (although don’t be forceful). But, if she still wants to pay, suggest she gets the bill on your next date, if she wishes. Follow up correctly If you don’t want a second date, don’t say you’ll call her. The sooner you tell her what a great time you had, the better. Get feedback from a female friend Dating is not something we learn at school, we simply have to jump in the deep end and see how it goes. Now all you have to worry about is turning up on time. Make date plans for somewhere you’ll feel comfortable You might think that you’re being a gentleman by letting your date decide where you go on your date, but women often like to see that you can take control. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you need to wear a full tuxedo, but having a shower, shave, using aftershave and putting on something suitable will help you impress your date and get you off to a good start.Don’t be scared, we’re here to give you a heads up… Think dating an Indian girl is all about bindis and Bollywood? You’re not just dating a single person, you’re now involved with an entire (extended) family.
You might have seen Slumdog Millionaire and love a curry on a Friday night, but that doesn’t mean you understand the intricacies of just how much you’re expected to eat in an Indian home (spoiler, it’s a lot).
Women want a guy who can make them laugh and ask the right questions.
Yes you do have to be serious sometimes, but in the early stages of dating, have some fun. Avoid the ‘ex’ conversation Talking about your ex is dangerous territory.
Try to keep what you have to say short and concise. If this date goes well, there will be lots more opportunities to share your stories in the future.
Don’t be scared of pauses and help mix up the conversation by asking your date questions.