They looked so shocked looking at us - giving stupid smiles sometimes. Are you saying people just assume you're dating the moment they see you with a member of the opposite sex? In order to do that, you have to feel like YOU are a person worth knowing (which is doesn't sound like you do) and and need a genuine desire to meet and care about people (women, in your case.) Don't confuse the issue by wondering what people who AREN'T on the date might be thinking.
I admit I am not good looking, typical South Asian look, nothing more. Also my question is, even under such assumption shouldn't it be men who should do that (like, hey this immigrant So B is stealing our girls etc.). First of all, I am partcpating here so western society can provide a better idea.
It gives an idea on dating game (even if one isn't actively dating).
In order to do that, you have to feel like YOU are a person worth knowing (which is doesn't sound like you do) and and need a genuine desire to meet and care about people (women, in your case.) Don't confuse the issue by wondering what people who AREN'T on the date might be thinking.
I agree I don't know what they were thinking, but shouldn't we learn from non-verbal clues? We can't ask people directly in these cases, but anyway I just wanted to share.
Therefore Daily News once more made its rounds and hooked up with some people and asked them what they think of dating.
International Child Safeguarding Director, Save the Children International, Menaca Calyaneratne: “Dating is a part of certain cultures, whereas this is a new trend in Sri Lanka within a certain social circle.
So I think that unless both parties are agreeable to be seen together in public without any commitment, dating might not work.
Cultural acceptance is important for trends like this.This has been common both in rural and urban settings even though the facilities to ‘go out’ has been different,” said Calyaneratne." (END QUOTE) To the OP, do you have difficulty with the cultural concept, as, based on the local paper, it is a new phenomena?Are you uncertain of the mores (and based on the snippet in the paper, this is a new area for most anyone of SL descent)?In a society like ours, where the expectation is that any relationship should end in marriage, this trend might take time to take root, or may not even work at all, in all levels of our society.Socially and culturally, there is a certain commitment that is expected when two people go out, whereas in dating there is no commitment.First of all, I am partcpating here so western society can provide a better idea.