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Is Russian Dating a Shortcut to Love?

13. August 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

Sadly, some men are attracted to Russian dating websites because they believe it's easy to court and marry a Russian woman and that the standard rules of courtship don't apply (or they're at the very least relaxed). These beliefs stem from the Russian women stereotypes that are still so prevalent in the international dating industry, namely that women from the former Soviet Union are poor, miserable, and desperate to leave their countries, that they're willing to marry any Western man who proposes, and that Russian women dislike Russian men and long to marry a foreigner.

 

How Men Treat Russian Dating Like a Shortcut

So how do (some) Russian bride seekers break the basic rules of courtship? By seriously proposing marriage in the first email or two, feeling entitled to dominate a woman’s time and attention because they pay membership fees and the ladies do not, treating Russian women as if they are dishonest scammers who have to “prove” otherwise, and booking trips to meet a lady without even consulting her, just to name a few. Though some of these examples may seem extreme, they happen every day on RussianLoveMatch. These gentlemen would more than likely NEVER try these techniques with women from their own country so why do they think Russian women are any different?


While courting a Russian woman is in some ways vastly different than courting a woman from your own country (language barriers, cultural differences, distance, etc.), the core basics are the same. Men must still make an effort to be charming and polite if they want to attract a potential mate, they must still treat women with respect, they must still get to know a potential partner before proposing marriage or exclusivity, and they must still consider a lady’s thoughts and feelings. Though it would be nice, there is no shortcut when it comes to love and romance.