Vote Daily
Home » Russian Women

Hot Russian Brides Not "Too Good to be True"

17. November 2009 by Administrator 0 Comments

Some skeptics think Russian women on dating sites are just too good to be true. How can they be so gorgeous and alluring and yet so selfless and nonmaterialistic?


Many of the answers lie in differences of values. Because U.S. culture is all-pervasive, and the U.S. was locked into the Cold War, many new studies compare the US and Russian world views. One university study shows many striking differences between these two cultures.


Here are some key differences:

Time is money

Americans view time as money. In general, they consider any waste of time akin to sin. Russians, and many European societies, are much more laid back and far less punctual. There's just no incentive to race the clock and pack the schedule.


Standing out

Americans have a unique zeal for entrepreneurship, invention and individualism. They're urged to "stand out in a crowd."  The Russian way, dating back thousands of years to an agrarian society, rewards conformity, collectivism and working within the system.


What's important

In surveys of Russian and American students, the Americans ranked these values in importance: Money, career, family friends. Russians ranked the same values this way: Family, friends, career, money.

Americans see money and career as the means to provide well for their families. In Russia, the focus has always been entirely different: People haven't had to worry about "making it" at the expense of family time. Russian women have fewer bills and more disposable income that they can spend on clothes and make-up.

Accepting life as it is

Americans believe through hard work and luck, anyone can change their lot in life. Russians, having lived through centuries of hardship and turmoil, are more accepting of life on its own terms. They believe you can still be happy even if fate didn't smile espeically brightly on you. Russian women strongly believe in fate, and that their love matches are meant to be.


Knowing there are cultural differences may help skeptics understand Russian women. And understanding is the foundation of a strong relationship!