No-matter if it’s America, Australia, London, or France - dating at any part of the world is always classically loving and romantic. And though Indian dating also caters the same aroma but unlike other countries where dating means exploring new people to find friends, or a spouse in them or just engage in casual dates and short-term relations, Indian dating is almost taken by the ‘Wedlock’ factor. Also the old mindsets like; a boy and a girl can never be just friends and many other stereotypes of same category truncate the line between friendship and dating in India, which a lot of time results to massive marriage blunders .
For an instance one of my Indian friend ‘Aman’ was forced by his family to marry his very next girl neighbour ‘Shikha’ just because they both were very good friends since childhood. Albeit they did love each other’s company but neither had they same thoughts or likings, nor ever felt they something in that sense.
Well all thanks to god- both Aman and Shikha are putting some considerable efforts to keep their marriage on the track. And even if we keep their story apart, still most of us know someone are through with these kind of cases by some means or other where a pair started dating just for fun or to find a friend but the predilections rolls all of them to the same marriage track. Therefore no matter from which point of angle it starts, but it surely ends to the same spot.
But as the time is changing, the modern Indian society too had started transcending the 18th century thoughts to pace with rest of the world and ply broad view towards love, romance, dating, marriages, and friendships.
Thus what I can conclude is if it keeps stroking in the right direction, then this progressing trend will not only open new doors in terms of dating and friendship, but it will also help one to broaden his or her frame of mind and gather new ideas and understandings to explore new things