Dating Russian Men
This article is for women who are dating Russian men.
Due to the fact that Russian dating culture is different to that in
most western cultures, the majority of women and men who have a Russian
partner experience significant problems. If you approach Russian dating
using the wrong methods, you will also struggle to make it work.
So, let's look at what you can do to avoid the bad stuff most others
experience, and get straight to the good stuff... a lifetime of love
and happiness with the man of your dreams!
How to Date Russian Men
Now that you know a bit more about how to meet Russian men
, let's focus on some key steps when dating Russian men.
mentioned, when you allow yourself to be open to the cold, hard fact
that Russian dating is different, you'll begin to see why this is
crucial if you really want to be in a serious relationship with a
1. Greeting each other for the first time
Russian men and women greet each other for the first time, it is customary to shake hands - NOT
to kiss on the cheek. You should greet a Russian man with a pleasant handshake and look him in the eyes to
show that you are open and honest.
2. Your first date
Dress appropriately. If you're in Russia, this means dress smartly, and
dress according to where you're going. It's a good idea to make sure
you know where he's taking you, so you can plan what you're going to
In Russian society it is usual for a man to bring flowers (especially
on a first date), so you should expect this. Also, remember that
Russians only give an even number of flowers (like a dozen roses) for
funerals, so you can expect to receive an odd number (1,3,7 or 11 are
common). To find out more about this interesting custom, click here to read about Russian superstitions
In many western societies, the much-needed reforms for
equality between the sexes has also resulted in a loss of chivalry and
traditional relationships between men and women. In Russian society, however, men still act very much in a chivalrous
manner, by opening doors for women, helping them with their coats, and
As a woman, you should be prepared to be with a man who takes care of
his woman in ways such as this. He will appreciate your feminine
nature, and your gratitude of his kindness towards you.
Ok, this is always a topic of interest!
In many western countries, women are very independent and it is common
for them to share the bill. This is not the case in Russia. Russian men ALWAYS pay for their women. This means
that a Russian woman will not have to pay for her meal, for instance,
if she is out with her husband / boyfriend, as well as her father,
brother, and any other male friends.
In marriage, everything is shared. There is no concept of "his money"
and "her money" for the majority of Russians. If both husband and wife
are working to support the family, then the money is shared however it
5. Allow him to take care of you
Russian men are used to being in control in their relationships. This
doesn't mean women have no say - it means when you're dating Russian
men they will take care of everything. They'll organise dinner
reservations, choose a good table to sit at, help you with your coat,
order the meals for both of you, fill up your glass when it's empty...
and so forth.
Again, a typical Russian man will appreciate your feminine nature, by
allowing him to take care of you, and showing your gratitude of his
kindness towards you.
6. Say it right
The biggest mistake most people make when they're dating Russian men is that
they don't take the time to learn Russian. Along with cultural
challenges, the language barrier is the single biggest reason why these
Learning to speak Russian is the most important thing
you can do to improve your chances of a successful relationship with a Russian man. You will notice
what a difference this makes straight away.
To help you overcome the language barrier, we've developed the Russian Course for Women
. It's the only Russian course designed specifically for women who are dating Russian men. Click here for more information
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