21st century dating problems
Despite that, we have a great friendship, which begs the question, if you can be good friends with someone of a different caste why can’t I have a successful relationship with someone of a different caste as well?
My friend has an interesting opinion on the matter: “My mum would prefer if I got married to a Sikh, and I would want to marry a Sikh but I don’t care what caste.
Only now that I am happily married do I understand why my parents were so keen on me marrying a Sikh.
However, one key point to note is that caste discrimination and Sikhism are not hand in hand and are actually two separate entities which just makes the whole thing even more frustrating.
Another option is dating sites, where a couple (like Shaadi) even go as far as segregating the search into different castes as opposed to other dating sites giving the option of race.
Sikhs have divided into castes from birth, which relate to which jobs we did in India back in the day.
As a young Sikh, dating in the modern age can be tricky when you come from a family of traditional values.
How do you uphold your cultural beliefs and try to date at the same time?
As time goes on, my parents will surely become more open and accepting of new age dating, but will no doubt be set in their ways and I wouldn’t change them for the world.