What are Russian Men Like in Relationships?
In this article, we look at what Russian men like, and what they are used to in relationships.
In the previous article - How Russian men behave
- we looked at some common ways that Russian men show their affection
for the women in their lives... with flowers, and many other thoughtful
acts of chivalry.
Now, we look at a very important element of Russian relationships... a
concept which is best described as a sense of 'togetherness'.
What is 'Togetherness'?
Togetherness refers to the fact that in Russian relationships, the man and woman always act as a couple
They do things together often... Whether it be going to the cinema, to
a concert, or for a trip to the seaside. They also go walking or
cycling together, or for a trip to pick wild mushrooms and berries,
which they will cook together afterwards.
In many other cultures, it is very common for men to spend time playing
golf, or going out for a beer with their friends while his wife goes
out on 'girls nights', or shopping. In Russian society, some time apart
is also common (and a good idea), but in general, most couples will
organise the majority of their social outings together, as a couple.
A typical Russian person cannot relate to the highly independent nature
of some Western marriages, where husband and wife know little about
each others' jobs and friends, for instance. As a simple example of
this... many Russian couples will speak to each other multiple times on
the telephone every day
while they are at work.
Naturally, there are many unhappy families and unsuccessful marriages
in Russia also. But this notion of 'togetherness' is their ultimate
ideal of how married couples are meant to be.
Why is it important?
We don't mean to say that Russian relationships are any better, or any
worse, than relationships of any other culture. Everyone is unique, and
your Russian partner may or may not not fit this 'Russian' stereotype.
The purpose of this article is merely to point out an important aspect
that is typical in Russian relationships. It should give you a bit more
of an insight into what Russian men like, or at least what they are used to
in their relationships... And hopefully, this helps you to enjoy a better relationship with your Russian partner!
Other Russian Men Articles
A Typical Russian Man
How Russian Men Behave
How Russian Men Dress
Speaking to Russian Men
How to meet Russian Men
Dating a Russian Man
Marrying a 'Russian' Man
What Russian Men Want
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