Religion: This is the second most important topic when dating an Indonesian girl because few of them will make a compromise about it.

Expats dating Indonesian girls are numerous, and many will find that though certain aspects of their relationships are much easier than with a western girl, there are also some difficulties that men need to take seriously if they want to be successful.

I listed the 4 main hardships expats have to overcome when dating an Indonesian girlfriend: Money: Dealing with the gap in revenues between you and your Indonesian girlfriend is not an easy task.

If you find out she is lying to you, do not tolerate it and walk away from the relationship.

- Control yourself: Adapt your lifestyle too and try to spend less than usual.

It may not be a problem at the beginning, but soon, some issues will appear: Who needs to pay for the restaurant?

For the plane ticket to Bali when you go on holidays?

Even if she is not that religious, chances are her family is, and they will not tolerate anything but a Muslim wedding.

If you find yourself in this kind of situation, I think you need to convince your girlfriend that the best you can do is "fake" the conversion to become Muslim in order to look good in front of her family, but keep your own religion without telling people except her.

But the "love" of an Indonesian girl is nonetheless quite interesting as well: It involves a lot of respect and expectations that are different.