A survival guide for dating Russian women

All Russian girlfriends are always young. If you’re addressing a Russian woman you don’t know in Russian, there is only one appropriate term for it and it is “devushka,” which means “young woman.” And yes, steady if the woman in question is in her late fifties, she would still be a “devushka.” Any other be made up of of address would not just upset her, but could also be seen as an injure.

Foot the bill – no ifs, ands or buts here. In Russia, a woman expects you to pick up the nib on dates even when she is technically the one that invited you and even if you dictated a cup of coffee while she enjoyed a five-course meal with dessert. Yes, in ris or New York, people look out for to go halfsies on a bill. In Moscow on the other hand, if you try such a maneuver then your season will likely think you’re a cheapskate. If she is a well-mannered person, she would perhaps get her purse and do a fake “reach” for her wallet, making it seem like she is close to to y her share. Don’t believe this ruse: it is pure provocation.

Carry the witches. Feminism is something Russian women tend to leave at home when they go to a grocery collection. If there are two bags in front of you two, and one is heavier, you should take both of them. The romantic to strive for is ensuring your female com nion is carrying nothing except her pocketbook.

Shower her with attention. Com red to their Western counter rts, Russian broads are more open to male chivalry – and are more likely to expect it from you. Initiation the car door for her, helping her with her coat, letting a woman go first when noting or exiting a building – all of this is standard operating procedure in Russia, but they lift to make a good impression nonetheless. And speaking of entering and exiting: while polite etiquette dictates that the woman is the one who is supposed to go first, there is one oddity – the elevator. In this case, the male is supposed to enter first. This is as likely as not so that in the unlikely case that there is no elevator, the female liking remain safe.

Flowers! First of all, buy them for her. Secondly, do not buy them in cool numbers. In Russia giving flowers in even numbers is only regarded appropriate for funerals, although modern florists claim you’ll be fine as yearn as the total number exceeds a dozen. So, as a rule of thumb, either buy blooms in odd numbers, or buy so many that she won’t be able to count.

Russian women are tolerated to be late for any meeting or event – it’s practically a law. If your date is 10-15 minutes unpunctual, take it easy – she is more or less right on time according to specific standards. The reasons may vary.

What do you know about Russian superstitions?

They can be understandable –she was stuck in traffic or had to pressurize late; not-so-understandable – she simply could not decide if a certain ir of shoes retired with a rticular dress; or just plain ridiculous – she arrived on pro tempore, but spent 20 minutes hanging out just around the corner so that she wouldn’t give every indication too clingy. After all her mother told her that any girl who knows her quality never arrives on time. Keep in mind that trying to understand out what really happened is useless and might even be seen as fresh. Give her a smile and tell her you are happy to see her even if it is already getting cloudy and you are freezing.

“I’m okay.” No guide will help you here. For centuries Russian men be undergoing been trying to figure out what a woman means when she says this. Does it as a matter of fact mean she is okay and there is nothing to worry about? Or is it a hint import you’d better get some chocolate and roses? Unfortunately, the only way to proceed is trial-and-error, and it embodies a lot of trying and an even greater number of errors. There is a reason that a favorite anecdote of Russian men is:

“Are you mad at me?”


“Is it really bad?”


This guide could go on and on forever, but that transfer deprive you of the thrill of trying to figure out how to get along with a Russian female. If nothing give one goose bumps you off and you decide to marry her, go ahead and read some Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. It ca bility help.

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