Indian men are intelligent, decent and caring, loyal and tolerant and are usually not afraid to express emotions, in comparison to many Western men. Dating is a new concept for the Indian cultural scene as many marriages are still arranged by the parents in this hierarchical society. Family (usually extended) is the core value for them - it is said that if you’re in a relationship with an Indian man you’re likely to be in a relationship with his family too. They are reserved gentlemen, and can come across as quite shy. Their philosophy is to put the lives of kids and family first, but be aware that they come from a highly traditional culture and even in this rapidly modernizing country, women should take care of the home, even if employed elsewhere too.
The Republic of India is a country in south Asia; it is the second-most populous country in the world and has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Indian history spans more than 4,500 years and is a pluralistic, multilingual, and multi-ethnic society. The official languages are Hindi and English with 21 other languages recognized as well. The major religion is Hindu, followed by Islam and others. The country has a long coastline and it is made diverse by the mountainous Himalayan region, the Indo-Gangetic Plain and the plateau region making up the country’s geography. India's climate is also varied but is mostly tropical in the south and mainly temperate in the north.