unattached in delhi
tofu67
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#1
| tofu67

unattached in delhi

Almost every conceivable topic has been covered on IM but there are no threads as far as I can see relating to the subject of dating.

Perhaps this is because I am exception amongst IMers in that I am not with partner of courting. If I am not out on a limb here has anyone had experience of know of social meeting places that encourage singletons to attend? Or at least where it is acceptable to dance with the opposite sex and share a drink etc.

The choices avalable seem to be couples only clubs or those where 'stags are permitted'.

Of course the culture here amongst Indians would generally not approve of such dalliances with Westerners (particulary Western males I would imagine).

Perhaps there is nothing to be done and I (and fellow expats) should resign oneself to a lengthy stretch of bachelor/spinsterdom.

Perhaps an idea would be to organize a regular night for single expats and locals and their partnered friends if they wish.

I live in Delhi but the same would I guess be true for any other city in India. It will be most interesting to read any feedback, ideas any one has.

Stef

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#2
| Member

Very rarely

Seldom can u find a singles outlet...
have been trying to find decent enuff place wherein u could find singles of the opposite types trying....

But in more often than not have ended up drinking or pubbing with guys from the same school of thought.

Unfortunately i am yet to find a similar sociable place since moving here from London....

cheers
#3
| Member
Dating aside though, how are you finding Delhi. I am seriously considering moving there but am slightly worried about becoming isolated, as some other people on Indiamike have reported? How have you found it?
I must say, that aside, I am tremendously excited about the prospect of a year or two in Delhi.

Tom
#4
| Naan.tering Nabob
Delhi is full of lovely ladies ... put your thinking cap on ... get creative .... invite someone you meet on the street for a picnic at the old fort - don't be shy - go a knockin' - a knockin' - a knockin'!!;)
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#5
| Maha Guru Member
There are definitely avenues for dating Indian women. Before meeting Mrs Shaktipalooza I had a date in Kerala and was scheduled to meet another in Mumbai.

I think the main issue would be that many (most? nearly all?) Indian women do not date, they search for potential spouses. Serious questions come very early like "what are your thoughts on the education of your [future] children?" or "why are you in your thirties and still single?".
#6
| Guru
what about using netoworking programs like google's orkut http://www.orkut.com/Home.aspx or myspace.com to meet people online, break the ices, do some group activities with friends and then date? thats typically how the Indians do it..
#7
| Senior Member

Originally posted by: crvlvrwhat about using netoworking programs like google's orkut http://www.orkut.com/Home.aspx or myspace.com to meet people online, break the ices, do some group activities with friends and then date? thats typically how the Indians do it..



Orkut is a nice site to hang around and meeting with the like-minded people.

How about joining a call center, if you have time n commitment? (its fun out there, and 'all that' you are looking for. ;) ) Life in a call center is not much different from a night club, of course outside your duty hours.
#8
| Member

Originally posted by: tofu67....... know of social meeting places that encourage singletons to attend? Or at least where it is acceptable to dance with the opposite sex and share a drink etc......... ideas any one has.
Stef


Try Tapas at Vasant Continental Hotel. Saturday nights is a Latin Music night. You can meet both local and expats at this place. I have been able to meet some very nice people while dancing Salsa and Merengue. If you don't dance they have a class at 9:30 pm
#9
| Maha Guru Member
No dating threads on IM???? What about the one where the guy fell in love with the prostitute, was convinced she was the love of his life, and asked us how to proceed?
#10
| मेरा नाम
Merchant, are you serious, did this happen?? [whoa]
#11
| Maha Guru Member
Quite serious. I'll try to find the thread. Some European guy as I recall.

The thread appears to have been deleted. It was great fun while it lasted.
#12
| In charge, navel affairs
was he a silver plated hero? (copyright alan parsons project)
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#13
| Loud Noisy Bird
Oh yes! That was a great one, lets revisit that thread. The guy posted a lot of other stuff afterwards, maybe he's still around, I can't remember his name...

Then there was Peyompian, who put forward much the same request, but in much more, errrmmm.... basic language.

Then there was Mala and her love story. Unfortunately that was followed by Mala's many incarnations :(

I suppose you could even include the story of Mr and Mrs Nick-H and their marriage!
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#14
| Maha Guru Member
Yes! Nick's early posts were something like: "I'm a white Brit moving to India. How do I do the marriage ad thing in the Chennai papers?" It seems IM proved a useful resource.

Zenkris was smitten with the prostitute.

Mala was an endless source of mildly interesting posts, in which she was the victim of some alleged outrage. But I do miss the tubelight.
#15
| Senior Member
It would be nice to have an adult page, but then again...!