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Russian Women - Myths and Truths

Look around your own country and surely you’ll find stereotypes about groups and subgroups because they exist in all cultures. If you’re someone who can set aside stereotypes and get to know people as individuals, you’ll be able to take advantage of exciting opportunities in the world of international dating. Certainly there are myths about Russian women. But you owe it to yourself to delve a little deeper and find out more to increase your chances of finding relationship happiness.

Russian women tend to be more mature

Russian women tend to be more mature than Western women of the same age. Many have established careers by the age of 24 due to the way the educational system is set up. This maturity is generally manifest in romantic relationships as well. Russian women come from a culture of people who are generally laid back, friendly, open-minded, accepting and not quick to judge. In general Russian women are more patient than Western women and can tolerate things others could never bear. Most Russians learned English in elementary school and can get up to speed very quickly when in a relationship.

Beauty and appearance

Myths abound that Russian women are infinitely more attractive than other women and that they remain so well into old age. In general Russian women enjoy good health and are weight conscious, so they are careful about what they eat. While they like to wear skirts and mini-skirts and may spend a lot of time putting on make-up and selecting the right clothing, when they are relaxing at home, beauty may be in the eye of the beholder.

Many are willing and qualified to work outside the home

The Russian women on are not poverty stricken and seeking a man to rescue them. Russian women like to work and are ambitious, contrary to the myth that they are lazy and looking for someone to take care of them. Unfortunately in Russia there aren’t many opportunities for women in the workplace, so many don’t aspire to higher positions or well paying jobs.

Many Russian women are well educated, well spoken and intelligent but simply haven’t found what they’re looking for at home. Although they are very family-oriented, this doesn’t mean they prefer to stay home with the kids all their lives. In fact, combining a job with children is perfectly normal for Russian women, though family interests are their highest priority. Many Russian women would love the chance to develop a career in a country with more opportunities.

The product of a quality education system

The former Soviet Union maintained a quality school system that still exists in Russia today. Over 60% of Russians earn a college degree or higher and more than 90% of the Russian women you will meet online have a college degree. Russia’s rich literary tradition combined with the slow growth of portable technology is why many Russian women are avid readers. You’re much more likely to see Russians reading a book rather than text messaging on their cell phones.

Russians have a high degree of general knowledge and read more than the average Westerner. Russians enjoy theatre, opera and ballet; those who live in large cities can attend regularly because tickets are affordable.

Russian women are very fond of Western men

Russian women are very attached to their family members. Most dealings are through family, friends and acquaintances and family members are highly dependent on each other. So often the decision to leave Russia is not an easy one, but many of these well educated, intelligent women yearn for a culture that is more “women friendly” where they can apply their skills and talents in more creative ways. The high degree of alcoholism among Russian men can also influence a woman’s decision to look for the right man abroad. Russian women have a lot to offer a man seeking a long-term relationship. They simply haven’t found what they’re looking for at home.

Money and character

Russian women are interested in meeting men who are healthy, intelligent and attractive. They want to fall in love and be loved like other women. If she moves to your country, your financial stability will be more of a factor, but this doesn’t mean you have to be a millionaire with a mansion. In many cases all you need is a secure job that allows you to support your family in a comfortable lifestyle.

Like many women, Russian women seek men who have something to offer in terms of a better life. But a lot of money alone will not be enough; many Russian women are also concerned with character and personality.

For many Russian women marriage is a union of equals. They are typically happy to work to provide a second income, though may feel uncomfortable with a paycheck that is bigger than yours. Russian women want to be partners, not competitors, and expect to be respected and appreciated.

Russian women prefer much older husbands

In Eastern Europe the age difference between partners ranges from 5 to 15 years. So a Western man should not be surprised if he is contacted by women from this part of the world who are up to 15 years younger. This could be due to the following:

  • The demographics in Eastern Europe are such that there are fewer men than women, so it’s harder to find a husband.
  • Women tend to start families early in life – in their early or mid 20s.
  • The educational system in Eastern Europe readies women for stable careers starting at age 24.
  • Eastern European women feel more comfortable with men who are at least 5 to10 years older. They are mature for their age and prefer to marry someone even 10 to 20 years older because with age comes maturity, wisdom, financial stability and the ability to support a wife and children. Often Eastern European women seeking older men have been married once before to a man near their age who was immature and irresponsible.

In general, younger women on are more willing to consider much older men; a woman in her 30s or 40s will likely want a man closer to her age. Also, a woman in her mid- to late 20s will probably want to start a family sooner rather than later, and an older man might be more appealing because of the perceived added financial security.

The rule of thumb is: the greater the age difference, the lesser the chances for a successful marriage. You don’t want to end up with someone who does not have strong feelings for you who is mostly concerned with money and stability.

Be open-minded

Much of what you may have heard about Russian women are myths. Indeed, we’ve heard from many happy Western men about how wonderful Russian women are. Russian women make great wives because they make the extra effort and are good at adapting to new situations – including moving to a distant country and learning the ways of a new culture. A Russian woman is typically seeking her equal – a man who meets her high standards and excites her heart. If you are that man, dating a Russian woman can be exciting and fruitful for both of you.