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Latvian Women

In this article we take a close look at Latvian Women. If you're dating a woman who is from Latvia, this will help to give you a good insight into the unique qualities she possesses, as well as some key facts about the country she lives in, and the lifestyle she is used to.

If you're currently single and looking for a partner, we'll also tell you how (and where) to meet women from Latvia.

About Latvian Women

The international dating industry is far less developed in Latvia than in former Soviet countries such as Russia and Ukraine. It is, however, very possible to meet women from Latvia, both via online dating and or simply by visiting this easy-going Baltic country.

How do Latvian women compare to women from Russia and Ukraine?

Well, as approximately one-third of the population in Latvia is of Russian (or Belarusian) origin, they are very similar. Also, the legacy of being part of the Soviet Union means that 'Russian' culture is very intertwined in Latvia's history.

As with all of the Baltic countries, you will notice that the lifestyle in Latvia is very "European". You'll also notice this in St Petersburg, in Russia, and no doubt this has a lot to do with its geographical proximity and the important trade routes that historically came through the Baltic region from Western Europe.

What language do they speak in Latvia?

The official language of Latvia is Latvian.

Latvian is a Baltic language and is based on the Latin alphabet. It also has many linguistic similarities with Slavic languages such as Russian.

You will find that a knowledge of Russian is very useful in Latvia, especially in the major cities such as Riga. It is estimated that more than a third of the population speak Russian, which is a direct result of Soviet influence, and the fact that there is a sizeable Russian community now living in Latvia. For this reason, we recommend learning Russian as you will be able to use it in many other countries including Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.

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Facts about Latvia

Population - 2.2 million (2009 estimate)

Capital City - Riga (Approximate Population 700,000)

Main Religion - Christianity (Roman Catholic / Lutheran / Russian Orthodox)

Main Industries - Raw materials, Domestic livestock.

Life Expectancy of Latvian Women - 76.9

Life Expectancy of Latvian Men - 65.6

Famous Latvian Women

Inga Drozdova - Model and Actress.

Uljana Semjonova - Basketball player in 1970s and 1980s (standing 2.13m tall!)

Elina Garanca - Opera singer

Where to Meet Latvian Women

As previously mentioned, the international dating industry is much less developed in Latvia than in Russian and Ukraine, and this means that you will find fewer girls on the dating sites who are from Latvia. This is partly due to the smaller population in Latvia compared to Russia and Ukraine, but also due to there being less agencies, romance tours and so forth in Latvia.

This could be a good thing, though, if you want to avoid the big cities of Russia and Ukraine where romance tourism is huge.

If you're wanting to meet a Latvian woman for marriage, there are a few key "rules" you should stick to. Be patient. Use only the reputable dating sites. Be smart and thorough in your dating experiences. And finally... prepare yourself for the language and cultural challenges that you will face.

Latvian women will compare you to men in their own country. Do you know what you're up against? What will it take for a Latvian woman to decide that you're the one man for her? The one man for whom she will leave her family, friends and country behind?

** To find out more, read the dating guide How to Find and Marry a Girl Like Me. In this complete guide to "Russian" relationships you will discover what it's really like to be in a relationship with a woman from countries like Russia, Ukraine or Latvia. Whether you are new to Russian dating, or you're already in a relationship, this comprehensive guide will help to you overcome the unique challenges you will face, and to succeed with a Latvian woman easily and quickly.

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