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Russian Writer Asks "Where Are the Men?"

8. November 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Men who date Russian women online often hear that the male to female ratio in countries of the Former Soviet Union is greatly imbalanced. That's one reason that so many ladies look for love online. But is this just a rumor or a myth?


Svetlana Kolchik, a single 33-year-old editor of the Russian Marie Claire magazine, often writes about this phenomenon and asks herself, "Where the heck are the guys?" While she's not actually looking for a man at the moment, rather focusing on her career, she admits that the gender imbalance does freak her out. The contrast affects her even more so when she returns from visits to Europe or the States.


"I am living in a women's city! That's the kind of impression I tend to get very often," Svetlana says. "And not only me – I hear similar observations – and complaints – from so many Russian females regardless of their personal status."


So where are all the Russian men hiding? Svetlana consulted her friend Alexei Karaulov, the Russian Maxim magazine editor. He said you can find them at sports bars, but they are mostly engaging in "men only" activities, such as fishing, hunting, drinking beer in a buddy's backyard, and relaxing in the banyas. Seeing men in regular restaurants is rare.


"For a Russian guy, it's way too much stress to go out to eat, especially in the company of other men," Alexei said. "Russian men are very insecure and competitive at the same time, and the country's environment is quite aggressive, so there’s almost nowhere they can relax easily. Many men in Russia are just surviving, they haven't learned to fully live yet."


When Western gentlemen learn more about the culture of countries of the Former Soviet Union, they begin to understand why Russian women search for their soul mates online and in other countries. Log on to today and see how excited they are to chat with you!


Source: RIA Novosti