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Russian Dating Scams: How Do I Know The Girl Is Real?

Question: I heard so much about Russian dating scams. I’ve been writing to a Russian girl for the last month and she seems like a great match, but how do I know she is real and I am not being scammed?russian scams Read more »

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Three Main Myths About Russia

When I came to this country I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly Americans were. Almost everybody I met seemed to be excited to find out that I was Russian. “Cool, Russia!- people would say. “Yeah, I know it is very cold there” or “I heard that you have lots of bears in Russia”, or a classic: “Wow, Russian, you say, so how much vodka can you drink?” From conversations with people I also found out that people in Russia are very sad, very poor and that most of the men wear beards. Read more »

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Six Things to Avoid While Corresponding with a Russian Woman

1.    Don’t go after a Russian woman who is 30 years younger than you. It may be cool and it might work for awhile, but most likely not for long. Imagine her being 40 when you turn 70. I don’t think I need to explain why it wouldn’t quite work.
2.    If you like a woman’s profile and decide to send her a letter, make sure you do it nicely. Don’t write. “Hi, I am Bob, what’s up?” This will be rude and inconsiderate. Introduce yourself. Write your name, age, occupation, marital status. Tell her why you liked her profile. If you are looking for a serious relationship, don’t say that you chose her, because she has big boobs or long legs. Even if this is the reason. Read more »

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Are All Russian Wives Great Cooks?

There are many myths, truths and stereotypes about Russian wives. One of them is that all Russian wives are great cooks. Read more »

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Do Not Do This When Corresponding with a Russian/Eastern-European Woman

There are plenty of things which can go wrong when you are corresponding with someone from a different culture. The good news is that if get familiar with the culture, these things are relatively easy to avoid.

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Russian Culture: Gift Giving. What to Get for your Russian Lady

If you already met a special Russian lady and you think you relationship is serious enough to go visit her in Russia, first of all, congratulations! Second of all, make sure you don’t blow it. Learning Russian customs and traditions will help you not look like a dork; it will make your Russian woman feel special and will impress her family. First thing you need to do before you go is to buy gifts. For your woman and for her family.
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Who Are Mail Order Brides?

Originally mail-order brides were women who listed themselves in catalogs in hopes to be picked by men to marry them. This is one of the reasons why this term has a negative connotation. Russian women who post their pictures and profiles online find the term mail order brides offensive. Read more »

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Russian Women and Language Barriers

Question: How hard it is to overcome the language barrier when corresponding with Russian women? Read more »

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Russian Women and Career

Some think that Russian women are so dedicated to their families and children, that they have no interest in a career and working outside of the home whatsoever. This is not true at all. Yes, Russian women have traditional family values; and yes their marriage and family would usually be their priority, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t want to be useful to the society or have a good job. Read more »

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Russian Gift Giving Customs

You probably heard that Russians love gifts. It usually has nothing to do with materialism and in my opinion Russians are much less materialistic than Americans. If you want to appear cultural and make your Russian woman/bride/wife happy, you need to know Russian gift giving customs. Read more »

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