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What You Should Know About Dating Someone Of Another Culture

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Dating someone of another culture can be a major learning experience. Here's how to deal!

Jasbina Ahluwalia asks Sanjit Singh: author of Are You Indian? A Humorous Guide to Growing up Indian in America: That is a really good point with respect to the culture.

For our non-Indian listeners, do you have any advice for non-Indian women who find themselves interested in an Indian guy?

Do you have any suggestions or guidance for them?

Sanjit Singh

I think it can be a tricky position.

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I’ve seen a lot of Indian guys, like my brother, who started dating an American girl. He was very serious about her. He married her. They have two kids today. They’ve been married for almost 20 years now.

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There is also the case where some Indian guys will date American women, or non-Indians, and over time they realize that they really do want to marry someone from their own background.

Then they break up with them, date someone else and marry an Indian woman.

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It’s a good idea to make sure that it is not of some deep-seated importance to marry someone from your own background.

It’s the same thing. Get to know the family. Get to know what their expectations and values are. You will get a sense of it.

His mom might be putting a lot of pressure on him to marry an Indian girl and you’re non-Indian. That could go either way. That way, at least you know what you’re in for.

You know what you’re up against. You make the decision which way you think it’s going to go.

You have to make a decision for yourself.

The above is an excerpt from Jasbina’s interview with Sanjit Singh

The entire interview transcript is at: Sanjit Singh Interview – Are You Indian?  

Listen to the entire interview on: Intersections Match Talk Radio – Jasbina’s Lifestyle Show  

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Jasbina Ahluwalia is an Indian American Attorney-turned-Entrepreneur, Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host  and Matchmaker/Dating Coach. 

She is the Founder & President of Intersections Match by Jasbina, the only Premier Full-Service Selective Search, Dating / Relationship Coaching  & Online Dating Support Firm – For Indian Singles.

Jasbina is also the host of Intersections Talk Radio, a monthly holistic lifestyle show – conversations with published authors/experts on relationships and health and wellness.

She has received worldwide press (Oprah, Chicago Tribune, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine) including TV and Video & Radio. 

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