Thinking of this from the point of view of the Indian’s relationship with you, keep in mind he may hold back physical and emotional forms of affection as well as verbal confirmations of love. In fact, many Indian guys who really do love you will withhold this out of respect for you and wanting to reserve these special occasions for after tying the knot.The problem here is that, in many Indian’s minds, they may not commit to any of these forms of affection until their parents have given the go-ahead.Due to the upsurge of the Internet, the incidence of cross-cultural love affairs takes place without the two people ever interacting face to face (in person as compared to Skype, which is not the same).The first time these couples meet face-to-face is when one saves up enough money to travel to the other.Ironic that a Westerner is willing to be more traditional than an Indian (who is stereotyped as more traditional), isn’t it?
She works with Indians in India and Indian expats (NRIs) in the US over Skype, telephone or other VOIP programs.In some cases, their first face-to-face encounter is also when they decide to marry.The irony in all this is that this set-up is very similar to an arranged marriage minus the family pairing you up.The honeymoon in many of these cases never begins or ends before the marriage takes place.
There is no honeymoon because the culture shock, reality and gravity of the situation hits the woman sometimes as soon as the heat hits her face as she deboards the plane.
His relationship with you in this case, is not separate from his relationship with his family in that way.