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4 Seemingly Positive Stereotypes About Russian Women

20. July 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

While many stereotypes about Russian women are negative, there are a few myths that some men see as positive. Here are 4 seemingly positive stereotypes about women from the Former Soviet Union and why men should be wary about believing them.


Russian Women Want Foreigners, Not Russian Men

Despite what some may say, Russian women don’t hate Russian men and they aren’t longing for a Western partner. The ladies on RussianLoveMatch choose to seek love abroad for a variety of reasons, curiosity, a sense of adventure, a lack of success at home, but they aren’t willing to marry any foreigner who asks and Western men will still have to properly court the ladies and win their hearts.


Russian Ladies Want to Be Housewives

Some men have the idea that Russian women reject all forms of Western feminism and want nothing more than to be a dutiful housewife who thrives on preparing her husband’s favorite meals, keeping an immaculate house, and raising children. While it may be true that feminism hasn’t rooted as strongly in Russia as it has in the West, men cannot expect that every lady they meet longs for this kind of life. Some Russian women may and some may not (the same is true of Western women) and this is something a suitor should determine by talking to and getting to know a Russian lady, not something he should automatically expect.


A Man's Looks, Income Mean Nothing to a Russian Woman

Another popular myth is that Russian women care nothing about a man’s income or looks, only his heart or "inner world". While this would certainly be nice, Russian women are only human and naturally want to find a man they are physically attracted to and someone who can financially support them should they decide to make the difficult move from Russia. It’s simply not realistic to expect an 18-year-old model type to fall for an obese man 40 years her senior nor should an unemployed man who is thousands of dollars in debt expect a woman to trade her familiar (and not necessarily poor) life in Russia for a life of financial uncertainty in the United States. 


It's Relatively Easy to Marry a Russian Bride

Men who are not well versed in the Russian dating process erroneously assume that marrying a Russian lady is as simple as sending her a few emails, visiting her in person, and then bringing her home. In fact, the courtship process is much more involved than many men realize and bringing a lady over from Russia is complicated and difficult. Only serious men and women will succeed in this endeavor.


Men who use common sense and refuse to fall for Russian bride myths, be they negative or positive, have the best chance of success on Remember, all women are individuals and there is no uniform myth that applies to each and every one.