Typical dates include recreational activities such as going to a cinema, dining at a restaurant or engaging in outdoor activities.Among traditional Hindu and Muslim Mauritian families, Western-style dating is rarely practiced.Hindu and Muslim families are especially likely to live near each other.For example, a young couple may live in an extension of the husband's parents' house until they are financially independent.
Children are brought up to demonstrate respect for their parents and grandparents.
Group and parental influences are also important factors in determining one’s choices.
Dating or marrying outside of one’s ethnic group often entails the risk of disapproval from one’s family.
This respect continues throughout the life cycle, whereby children are expected to take care of their ageing parents.
For some families, it is common to send elderly parents into an aged care facility rather than care for their parents themselves.