Below are some tips to make sure that dating someone from a different culture is plain sailing and that you and your partner are on the same page as you embark on your romantic voyage together.

Asia is home to a range of world religions, including Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim.

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So refrain from the likes of ‘hi beautiful’, ‘you look nice’ and ‘let’s chat’, and put together a thought-out message that won’t end up in the trash.

Something that says ‘Hey, I took the time to read your profile, we seem to have things in common and I’d like to know more about you, if you like my profile too’ (not literally though! How to say ‘thanks, but no thanks’If you were approached in a bar by someone you weren’t that interested in you wouldn’t just ignore them, would you?

Most likely you would think of a polite way to let them down, for example ‘sorry I’m not looking for a relationship’ or ‘I’ve already got a boyfriend/girlfriend’ sort of thing.

Unfortunately, you can’t get away with these excuses online because, well, let’s face it, you are looking for a relationship and that’s entirely why you’ve come here.

With dating comes an unwritten code of behaviour, which is more commonly known as ‘Dating Etiquette’.

The internet may have revolutionised age-old rituals of courtship and created an entirely new etiquette for online dating, but just because you’re sat behind a computer, doesn’t mean you should abandon them altogether.

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?

In Indian culture we do have a hierarchal caste system, which is still prominent to this day, and while it’s true that there are Indian families who adopt a modern view on dating, my family fall into the old school category …which is where, for me, modern dating gets complicated.

As my parents adopt this old school mentality, they want me to find a girl not only in the same religion but also from the same caste.

I am a 24-year-old Indian lad who was born into a Sikh household.