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.
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.
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'!!;)
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Eliot
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?".
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..
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.
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