Indian culture vs american culture dating
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.
For many parents the disproval rests on the fear that the values and traditions of a mixed relationship will negate the passing down of religious and cultural values as well as traditions for future generations and as a result would end that legacy.
However, in Western society, we also are free to choose our dating partners.
Dating for this purpose would not be appropriate in India.
A big factor as to whether he will date is his parent's opinions, beliefs, and tolerance.
Fortunately, the Internet makes it easier to connect with other Indians who share your religion, cultural values and life goals.
For other parents the reasons for not wanting their child to marry or even date outside of their religion, race or nationality varies, but the result is still the same.
In Western culture we are used to direct - in your face confrontation between a woman and man. Instead, the way to address differences is in private so as to not to embarrass the other person.
This is because India has about 29 states, each with a different language, customs etc.
Dating as we Westerners think of it, involves trial and error.