My site is on the top of many search engines for the search query "Russian brides", and as the result I receive lots of requests for interviews from journalists all over the world, and the question they invariably ask is: "Why western men look for Russian women? It's clear the competition for eligible females should be stiff there." So let me once and forever explain you the reason why thousands western men flock to Russia in search for their love partner. I know what you think: you think it is because Russian women are desperate to escape from Russia. Check the websites of American expatriates living in Russia (yes, there is a huge community of Americans permanently living in Russia, with their own newspapers and websites! If you are a single male, The Emirates will be the last place in the world to look for an available woman (unless you live there, of course :-).And speaking of entering and exiting: while proper etiquette dictates that the woman is the one who is supposed to go first, there is one exception – the elevator. This is probably so that in the unlikely case that there is no elevator, the female will remain safe. Russian women are allowed to be late for any meeting or event – it’s practically a law.If your date is 10-15 minutes late, take it easy – she is more or less right on time according to local standards. They can be understandable –she was stuck in traffic or had to work late; not-so-understandable – she simply could not decide if a certain pair of shoes went with a particular dress; or just plain ridiculous – she arrived on time, but spent 20 minutes hanging out just around the corner so that she wouldn’t seem too clingy.
2) There is still a cultural belief in Russia that women should be married in their early 20s.There the situation is exactly the opposite way around: eligible bachelors are more precious than gold.So if you were a single male, exploring your dating options in Russia would make the perfect sense!So, here are a couple of essential rules you’ll want to follow if you want to get a second date. 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, even if the woman in question is in her late fifties, she would still be a “devushka.” Any other form of address would not just upset her, but could also be seen as an insult. In Russia, a woman expects you to pick up the bill on dates even when she is technically the one that invited you and even if you ordered a cup of coffee while she enjoyed a five-course meal with dessert.Yes, in Paris or New York, people tend to go halfsies on a bill.