What applies to one region of India may not apply to another region.

This is because India has about 29 states, each with a different language, customs etc. 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.

If they are allowed to date they are generally only allowed to date other Indians who either are family friends, same last name, same village, same religion, or some type of doctor. This all is just coming from what I've experienced.

Since dating is not a customary practice in India, you may discover that Indian men are not as savvy in the dating practices as those cultures where dating in encouraged.

A big factor as to whether he will date is his parent's opinions, beliefs, and tolerance.

Apparently her uncle had become a little suspicious after she had given me a ride home without her brother in the car with us.

He would totally shut her out from the world if he found out and not even to mention what it might do to her family name.

This will help you determine what the likelihood of him dating is as well as what limits he may have for any long-term relationship.

Although I have the uttermost respect for the Indian culture I do disagree with something.

While arranged marriages are still common in India, love marriages have gained in popularity.

However, dating in India is for the purpose of "getting to know" your future husband.

Indian parents are very, very strict about who their children are allowed to hang around with or date.