In general, the people of India tend to marry within their community whether that community exists within India or those of Indian decent living in other countries.
While arranged marriages are still common in India, love marriages have gained in popularity.
About 20 per cent speak French, seven per cent speak Italian, and less than one per cent speak Romansh.
The Swiss, for example, pursue a policy of neutrality but also have a large army to defend the country.
However, although courtship patterns change and vary across cultures, there is quite a conservative pattern for dating and courtship among Latter-day Saints in Western nations.
More so than Westerners, many Chinese view dating as a pragmatic affair.It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.Although India has experienced changes in its traditions in part due to Western influences, the culture has held steadfast to many of its traditions and customs.What applies to one region of India may not apply to another region.For most young people in the United States outside the Church, dating begins at an early age (about age thirteen during the 1980s); it has no set pattern of progression, and is often informal and unsupervised.