Dating a sikh woman
Either he isn't showing his friends that he values your relationship, or his friends are rude.
I didn't ask him all this questions right away because I didn't want to be rude but the next time I saw him, he couldn't answer any of my questions.
I've been to the Gurudwara once and to a Sikh parade as well, I was extremely anxious in both occasions and I feel like it could have been prevented. Just a couple of days ago he told me that he has to be vegetarian for the next year and a half because his family is doing this special cleansing type prayer due to some challenges his family here and in India have gone through.
I didn't know that males and females don't sit together or that I had to bow down to the holy book, receive a sweet, walk around the holy book and then take a seat by his mom (who is absolutely sweet to me but barely speaks any English). He read me the list of other things he can't do.
I have a lot of respect for the things that he believes in, even if they don't always make sense to me.If I am to get married to him I feel like we would need to create our own culture, where the essence of our native roots could coexist and the traditions we decide to follow are well understood by both of us. He only lives with his mom and sister and I know they don't have a problem with it.I don't know about the rest of the family, but my boyfriend said that the only opinions that matter to him are his mom's and sister's.He also needs to wake up and realize communication is key, and that expecting you to go to Gurdwara without any preparation of what to expect is unfair to you.If you or him have questions about Sikhism, I would be happy to discuss it with you.sounds to me like he's a punjabi guy practicing a fusion of sikhism/hinduism (eg the 2 days no-meat thing is typically out of respect for hanuman ganesh), similar to the car sales thing (around this time it's shrādh and a generally inauspicious time for big life decisions)I'd comment since I am a Mexican woman with a Sikh BF, except I am figuring out my BF is not really Sikh like he told me. ETA: maybe i should have put "boyfriend" since everything is up in the air. I definitely plan on seating down with him to discuss all of this.
Just a couple of days ago he told me that he has to be vegetarian for the next year and a half because his family is doing this special cleansing type prayer due to some challenges his family here and in India have gone through.