5 Reason We Indians Are So Notoriously Terrible At Dating Other Human Beings
#1 Lack of Role Models
75 % of our country still prefer arranged marriage. Arrange marriage (Aka Selective Insemination) is a crap shoot where all you need is a US greencard or MBA for the guy and acceptable BMI for the women ( I know it sucks). Probabilistically speaking, your parents never dated, never probably even fell in love and just united together to raise the devil spawn, you.
Bollywood movies do not help either. Either it was the romantic movies of 90’s where all heroes did was harass females till they went out with them or the ultra feminist movies of now where females leave a douchebag man for a career in advertising (yah right, that will help). None of these will actually help us to realise what the other gender really wants.
#2 Lack Of Co-Education
Segregation exists in India, gender wise. Most of us go to separate schools for each gender because according to most parents, the smell of pheromones from post puberty boys and girls will result in a lack of grades for the board exams. What’s the point of getting good grades in your boards, getting that generic degree in engineering and living the rest of your life is self-hating awkwardness.
To most boys, girls are an alien concept who are probably like Robin from HIMYM. To girls, all the guys they expect to meet in real life are like Christian Grey, self made under 30 billionaires who will make sweet but deviant love to the tunes of “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding.
#3 Cultural Confusion
All our cultural clues about dating come from movies and TV shows which were never made in our country. The Zee TV serials have people for whom the parents chose the right man but they decide to run off with the driver with the golden heart.
Men screw these up more than possible. There are two types of men, women like to be with. One who would give good genes to her baby, another which will raise that baby. Unfortunately you cannot find it in the same person, but if you are 20% flashy and 80% father material, it is a good combo for an Indian girl. Unfortunately, Indian men outside India with Tinder in their hands screw it up and try to be that flashy rock star with the 80% mr. edgy and 20% father due to cultural confusion. Unfortunately, that does not work.
#4 Lack Of Practise
We are convinced that the first or second person we meet will be the one. However, relationships are like jobs, you have to go through a lot of terrible ones to find out what you really want.
Either we end up with the college sweetheart, who was the only one gullible enough to be with you or we just give up and choose the first opposite gender thing our parents choose for us. Where is the practise of the art and the mastery of it ?
#5 Matrimonial Sites
Why bother picking up skills when a masters degree from the United States is the most powerful aphrodisiac and sexual lubricant combined. Who needs a personality when that fancy MBA degree will make knees go weak ? Why bother to be knowledgeable or have social skills when the money from your merchant navy job makes you more sexy than Channing Tatum ?
Sure, go for the tangible and stand at the finish line picking off the man who apparently can and is willing to take care of you. But please do not expect him to have the personality of George Clooney and later blame him when you look for validation from that ex bf of yours who makes black and white short films with low depth of field.
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