When you first move to Russia, you might be under the impression that being from a far-off land will increase your chances of dating success, but there’s actually been suggestions that the opposite is the case in the modern day.Sorry to burst any bubbles, but while there might be an old-fashioned impression that Russian women love Western men, it’s not actually really borne out in reality.While designer labels and expensive fashions aren’t necessarily popular with Russian men, they’ll usually dress more formally to go out on dates, rather than wearing the t-shirts and jeans common with young people.Russian men – rightly or wrongly – may be taken aback by outwardly ‘unfeminine’ behaviour on a date, so swearing profusely and smoking is likely to be frowned upon.Don’t fear, though - although there are no fixed 'rules' for dating in Russia, this guide explains some basic etiquette about dating here to help you towards understanding Russian women and men – and ultimately be successful in Russian dating.
While this might partly be down to the old stereotypes simply not filtering through to the reality of the 21st century, it’s also been suggested that politics is a contributing factor.
As well as standing close by their partners, Russian women are also highly houseproud – with the tradition of the female being a great housekeeper, one of the primary reasons why maids and cleaners aren’t as common in Russia as they are in some western countries.
While Russian people are sometimes portrayed as being serious or even melancholic in the western media, that stereotype is actually rather unfair.
In return, Russian men are very generous, and you’re likely to find them funding their partner’s lifestyle well beyond their first few dates.
They’re also ambitious and will strive for the most success they can get in terms of their work and personal lives.