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[29 Oct 2009]

No matter where you are in the world, The Big Day is the Big Day. Weddings are celebrated around the world in many unique ways. Although some customs – from white gowns to Bridezillas – have been joyfully tossed like post-ceremonial rice across the world, each region retains its particular traditions.If you are planning a wedding with a Ukrainian bride, here are a few tips on what you – and she – can expect to incorporate into the process of a lifetime!   Popping the Question Presenting a ring in a little velvet box at a romantic dinner is the time-honored way to propose in North America, sometimes accompanied by the man kneeling before his beloved and asking, “Will you marry me?” Channeling Cinderella! Asking a father for his daughter’s hand in marriage is a quaint custom that’s fast dying out and is merely symbolic. Parents are usually involved only peripherally these days. They usually don’t know eachother, and perhaps want to keep it that way. Think "Meet the Fockers".If you want to marry a Ukrainian woman, you’d better add Dear Old Dad into the equation. In Ukraine, the groom traditionally asks the prospective bride’s father for her hand. His parents usually come to the bride’s home, bearing an intricately decorated,  circular, braided loaf of bread called korovai. This is presented on an embroidered tea towel, called a rushnyk, hand-made by the man’s mother. Ukrainians traditionally don’t exchange rings until the wedding itself (and they wear these on the right hand), but your Ukrainian bride is well aware of Western customs and may indeed want a diamond engagement ring!It’s customary for the woman to give the man a rushnyk if she agrees to marry. But if her answer is “no,” she gives him – are you sitting down? – a pumpkin! If you get a jack o’ lantern emoticon on an email from your Ukrainian love interest, now you know!   Preparing for the Big Day In America, the typical advent of a wedding is composed of more parties than you can count: engagement parties, multiple showers, and let’s not even bring up the bachelor and bachelorette parties –at least not here, not now!A typical Ukrainian marriage is also a festive affair, but much more community-oriented. Preparations start a month before the wedding. In earlier times, on a Thursday,  the young couple walked to the village church to the music of violins, drums, and singing.   Here Comes the Bride In Ukraine, unlike the US, UK and Canada, the wedding lasts two days. On Saturday, the official marriage takes place in City Hall. A ceremonial church wedding is optional. The groom and his family and friends drive to the bride’s family’s home in a car festooned with balloons, flowers and ribbons. The men honk, announcing their presence, then go inside to get the bride. Then a cherished tradition ensues: The maid of honor pretends to hold the bride hostage, and the best man has to negotiate for her release. The result is the groom being forced to do some Stupid Human Tricks – such as doing a silly dance or singing a song of the bride’s choice – to coax her outside. Under a shower of seeds (for well-being), rose petals (for prosperity and health) and coins (for financial success), the couple heads to City hall. There, bride and groom  stand on a rushnyk and the ceremony is performed. The bride and groom are presented with a korovai. After the civil ceremony, everyone heads to the bride’s house for a champagne toast, more food than the entire village could consume ina week (no exaggeration!) and a party that literally lasts all night.On the second day, the bride leaves the gown at home and dons a white dress or suit. After nursing the previous night’s hangover, everybody heads back to the bride’s parents’ house for Round Two: more eating, drinking, toasting and games that lasts late into the night.Traditionally, one person – a friend or relative – was granted the role of tamada’ – a combination of party organizer, wedding planner and emcee. But more and more brides are opt ot hire a professional to plan the festivities.

Russian Dating »

[29 Oct 2009]

When courting a Russian woman, it’s helpful to know what things she’s looking for and what things she’s not. A recent survey of 580 Russian women revealed 22 common behaviors that turn Russian women off. For your convenience, we’ve listed the top ten biggest turnoffs below and some tips to help you avoid these off-putting traits. Keep this advice in mind while uploading photos, filling out profiles, or chatting with ladies and you’re sure to get better results on RussianLoveMatch.com.   10. Cheats   If you’re lucky enough to win a sexy Russian lady’s heart, the last thing you want to do is cheat on her.  Not only will you lose her trust, but she may just kick you the curb forever. Cheating, by definition, is the act of being sexually or emotionally unfaithful. While there may be a few gray areas as to what constitutes cheating, it’s best to abstain from any borderline behavior. Trust your gut when it comes to determining what’s appropriate and what’s not.   9. Men with Sex on the Brain   Almost anyone will agree that men think about sex more frequently than women. But while this may be true, most women don’t want a man who constantly expresses his sexual desires. This is particularly true in new relationships. When corresponding with a Russian lady, don’t even think about mentioning sex in the first few emails! Don’t send her nude photos or ask her to do the same. If you do, she might think you’re a creepy pervert.        8. Disrespectful Behavior   There are many forms of disrespect, but one easy way to avoid this offense is to treat others how you would like to be treated. Some common disrespectful behavior includes lying, cheating, name calling, talking about a woman behind her back, sending crude or suggestive messages, and treating women like sexual objects.   7. Arrogance   Even if you are the richest, most handsome man in the world, bragging about it will only make you sound like an obnoxious jerk. While everyone tends to broadcast their best qualities, keep the boasting to a minimum if you want to score a hot Russian woman.   6. Laziness   Women like enthusiastic, ambitious men.  They don’t like men who are content to sit on the couch all day, watching reruns and eating pork rinds. Exercise, visit friends, throw yourself into a hobby, or work on bettering your career. Any passion is better than none.     5. A Dirty Appearance   No woman likes a dirty, unkempt man. Take a little initiative and put your best face forward. Take a shower; shave; put on a clean, nicely pressed outfit. Posting a photo of you in your rumpled pajamas or showing up for a date in torn clothing isn’t going to impress any woman.   4. Rudeness Disrespect and rudeness go hand in hand, so the old saying “treat others as you’d like to be treated” applies here as well. You can never go wrong by taking other people’s feelings into consideration.   3. Self-Centered Behavior   Believe it or not, the whole world shouldn’t cater to your wants and needs. There’s little that annoys a woman more than a man who behaves as if he is the center of the universe. Make an effort to consider a lady’s preferences as well your own and you’ll sure to do much better with the fairer sex.   2. Liars   This big turn off is easy to avoid. Don’t lie! While it’s tempting to exaggerate certain aspects of your life, try to resist the urge to tell your beautiful Russian women you’re a brain surgeon when you’re actually a hospital janitor. If you’re open and sincere she’s much more likely to respond well to your advances.    And the #1 turn off for Russian women is……   1. Bad Manners   Saying please, thank you, and you’re welcome are common courtesies that too many people have neglected. Many Russian women view chivalrous behavior as indications of good manners, so be sure to open doors, carry her bags, pull out her chair, and generally treat her like a lady. Act like a gentleman and a lady is sure to look upon you favorably.   Avoid exhibiting these traits when corresponding with the hot Russian ladies on RussianLoveMatch and the chances of finding your perfect match will only improve.

Russian Scams »

[29 Oct 2009]

It is a fact that many men do not join International Dating Websites, especially Russian and Ukrainian sites, because of the bad reputation the sites have about being scams. RussianLoveMatch.com is a US-based company that works with the most reputable and ethical Russian and Ukrainian Introduction Agencies... [More]

Russian Dating, Russian Women »

[29 Oct 2009]

A recent study published in the European Journal of Operational Research gives credence that marrying a Russian bride can lead to a happy life. Read on to see what The Bath University study revealed. [More]

Russian Scams »

[29 Oct 2009]

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Russian Women »

[29 Oct 2009]

Billiards is popular in Russia and Ukraine and many women enjoy the sport. Enjoy this pictorial of the gorgeous Miss Billiards 2009. [More]

Russian Culture »

[29 Oct 2009]

Kissing your Russian bride on this bridge is said to lock your love in each other's hearts forever, hence the hundreds of engraved locks on the bridge. This is just one of the romantic spots to visit in Kiev. [More]

Russian Culture »

[28 Oct 2009]

Learning how to prepare Russian foods will not only show your Russian lady how much you want to know about her life and culture, but it will also give you activities to enjoy together. Here are some easy recipes you can impress her with. [More]

Russian Culture »

[28 Oct 2009]

This famous Russian fairy tale suggests that Russian women possess certain characteristics and qualities which may reveal why they are so desirable worldwide. [More]

Russian Scams »

[28 Oct 2009]

To help ensure the Privacy of our members, Russian Love Match has an extensive collection of features to enhance their protection when using the website. In addition to these tools, we also have a series of suggestions for customers to follow when communicating online. [More]