Russian women have been raised with different attitudes about men and may have different expectations.So familiarize yourself with Russian dating customs and traditions that are likely different from your own. Americans typically meet someone and go on a few dates. The average age for American marriage is now 28 for men and about 27 for women. For example, if we buy a house, he will help us move, paint, etc. As we were talking, I thought “If this conversation were public, it would definitely offend the greatest number of people possible. ” We decided that Americans are way too picky when they date, for all the wrong reasons, which is why some Americans tend to marry late. As a result, my dad is now the youngest out of all the parents I know and he is chillin’ and enjoying me being married and is able to help us in the full capacity. Americans (and maybe other people, but, yeah, mostly Americans) tend to date just to date for the heck of it in the beginning. I’m not saying we want him to, but at this point of our lives we don’t have to worry about him being in a nursing home, etc. Whenever we get around to having kids (it’s on our to-do list, right under “buy milk” and “return library books”) we’re not going to be in our thirties (we hope). Other people have written about this, including Penelope Trunk (whom, as you may recall, I disapproved of earlier, but I completely agree with her on this one.) Also, even though I’m pretty big on feminism and choice, etc, it’s not good for female biology, no matter how you slice it.“I love (and hate) dating Russian men“, states Diana, and then goes on to explain why.“The macho guys from my home country leave me torn between my feminist beliefs and my sexual desires.” Her story begins with the description of a fight for “her honour” by a Russian boyfriend, because in the midst of a drunken party, another guy tried to touch her.
Of course this is all a generalization and isn’t true for everyone, but there are still some things you should keep in mind when going out with a Russian man. Particularly if you’re an American or from somewhere with a large personal space bubble, Russian men can seem to invade your personal space right from the start. If you imagine a Russian woman, it’s likely that she’s beautiful, statuesque, and impeccably groomed. This doesn’t mean you have to wear a lot of make up and high heels if that’s not your style – just keep in mind that giving your look a little extra polish will go a long way. Again, this is not always true, but it is the norm.[Stereotypes and tales about the epic date-ability of Russian women run rampant but what about Russian men?While any quick Google search will come up with any number of (dubiously useful) tips for a western man about dating in Russia, there is a sad lack of advice for western ladies who decide to jump into the dating scene.Too often, I think, people tend to go into relationships not thinking about the key question, “Would I start a life/family with this person?” Is it because of some cultural conditioning that Russians do?