American girl dating an indian man
You would have hardly had the time to draw a breath and settle into the comfortable and exciting “getting to know each other” phase of your relationship when he starts pushing for a lifetime warranty.
This is the society where unrelated boys and girls hanging out in public on Valentines could be forcibly married! Marriage exists and the marriage is between two families, not between two individuals.
The head of the family decides who and when one should marry, keeping Patriarchy well and truly alive. As Rishab Goel says, “ mama’s boy, how can they be anything else but? A Chennai mom instructs a mom in Jaipur on the intricacies of making Idli/Sambhar for her son studying in Jaipur.
Remember how thrilled a mother is when the baby takes her first step? The mom promptly makes a batch and delivers to him in his college.
He wants you to suddenly become a chameleon, docile potential bride to his mother, cool indulgent brat to his siblings and cool sophisticate to his colleagues, an endless list really.
All your “cute” traits – the somewhat loud laughter or your messy hair, become liabilities as you go about meeting his “people”.