The surrounding suburbs are where many South Asian communities reside with places like Hounslow, Harrow, Ealing, the East End and Ilford traditionally being home to many South Asians.
When needing a place to take a date, London is unrivalled.
The first event in London was a Hindu speed dating event and was closely followed by a Sikh singles event and Muslim speed dating event.
People travel from many cities from around the country to attend our unique Sikh, Muslim or Hindu over 30's events and more significantly to attend the Infamous Gherkin Padlock Party in the UK's premiere city.
Asian D8's roots start in London when in 2003 we ran our first ever dating events for single British Asians.
The Asian D8 team now organise 8 to 12 Asian singles events in London every month, solely for the South Asian community.
Many people aged between the age of 20 and 30 move to London for work and entertainment too which further increases the pool of single individuals.
I want to maintain my culture, my religion, and my family traditions.
These decisions led to my pursuit—find an Indian man.
I have taken the “traditional” route before and let my parents introduce me to Indian boys. I always find places to eat, new music, and vacation destinations—why not try to meet people online too? But their profile systems did not include the “Indian” criteria I was looking for.
Most of the time, the guy was nothing like his parents described him and there was too much expectation around the initial “meeting.” Sometimes the parents were too involved, which put added pressure on an already awkward situation. And, I could meet him on my turf—no parents, no family expectations, and no pressure. They did not ask about all the different Indian languages, religions, and traditions.