Your Guide to Dating An Indian (via Sepia Mutiny)
This girl (or woman) clearly has issues with Indian guys. It'll be interesting to see what else comes of this. She says she's writing a book (or two) on the matter so that may mean the blog doesn't get updated much. A couple of notes about the potential for the book:
- Nothing new can be added to this topic other than what's been re-hashed a million times amongst desis. That doesn't mean it wouldn't sell, just that most people aren't gonna get anything new out it.
- Of course, one could argue that Sex and the City provided nothing new, but the reality is that the show was so popular because of the way it was written and the way it did things, even if the topics had been re-hashed a million times. That said, this girl better find an editor because even my amateur ass can find lots of problems with the writing.
My thoughts on the topic of dating Indians? Obviously both sides exaggerate and focus in on specific things that aren't really that common. This type of debate can never be won by telling the exact truth. So in that sense, both sides are at fault. Since I've been married for 3 years it's easier to "look from afar" and laugh at this. Yes, Indian men, in general, are guilty of many of these things (some in higher doses than others). However, Indian women are equally guilty of blaming their male counterparts for all their relationship woes when many of them need to spend a lot more time looking inwards.
How's that for being nice about calling Indian men doofuses and Indian women overly demanding and mis-guided :)
Ok now...please please please leave me some comments. I feel neglected when you people read but don't leave your thoughts. This is a funny enough topic that we can start some controversy here!