Most male expats say that their nationality can still have a positive impact on girls."You can just speak English and heads will turn," said Sean, 26, an English language teacher.They might have a hold-up with getting physically intimate too soon but they are not afraid of a committed relationship.
I was recently talking to a Russian girl about how she met her husband (yes, apparently I know a lot of Russians, now that I think about it…).
They started dating when they were both exchange students in a different country.
When Russia plunged into chaos following the collapse of the Soviet Union, many of its citizens looked for a reliable way out.
Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.
Your Russian date will probably not even offer to split the tab. I have this lovely elderly Russian lady in my building. The other day we were chatting in the elevator and she noticed my cologne—apparently I have a good taste in perfumes because she went: That the sort of politically-incorrect statement that only elderly Russian women can get away with. Sure, it’s nice for guys to have a pretty girl on their hand. Smell has a lot to do with our sense of attraction, and so does looking put together. Well, guess what, with Russian girls that is absolutely not true. In my experience, the average Russian is far more educated than the average American. Reading is something of a national sport in Russia. If the conversation dies off, not the end of the world.
So even if you don’t consider yourself the most good-looking man on Earth, putting a little bit of effort in your appearance will pay off. But it is especially true for the Russian dating scene where appearance is not your natural ‘hotness’ alone. People go to the theater far more often, they appreciate visual art, love the opera and the ballet…overall, they are more well-rounded and small talk will not do. It gives you a chance to see if the sexual tension is there. Even if you are not conservative at all, it’s hard to deny that our culture is a bit too raunchy these days. Those super short skirts and sky-high heels don’t exactly scream chastity to me.
But let’s say you and I were hanging out at a cool Moscow bar.
Here are my top tips for making it in the Russian dating scene.
Yet another piece of wisdom from my beloved Russian neighbour is: a rich country. Financial struggles, family struggles, relationship struggles. Russian women make wonderful wives because they value family above all else.
On the flipside, this also means that if her family doesn’t like you…game over!
The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.