Searching for the perfect mate can be one of life's greatest challenges. If they said something snide about children and my being a parent, I knew it was over. If they were vulgar, ignorant, not funny or if God didn't have a place in their life like mine, what could we possibly have in common? I remember one Friday night where I thought I had met someone with real potential. I know my own dating experiences were trying at best. I'd be so excited to meet new people, only to cringe as that feeling was replaced with absolute, crushing hopelessness as the person demonstrated a trait I knew I just wouldn't be able to tolerate. The girl who didn't shave her legs, her armpits and didn't wear deodorant (it took a few dates to begin to figure this one out).And then she stormed off when I mentioned concern that she had been drinking and driving. How do you at least give a first date a chance, by taking the time to get to know people coming from a similar place as you?The workplace can be a popular source, if there are lots of employees and some that believe in God as you do.She was highly educated, respectful and thoughtful.
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I hope this guide will entertain American and Russian (and Jewish) readers interested in what happens when their cultures interact and fuse, as well as those very Russian Americans who will doubtless see traces of themselves in at least one of the five main archetypes.
*** Arrived in: 1917-1920’s, 1945 Social origins: Clerks, Tsarist officials, aristocrats, White Army officers, philosophers.
Culturally related to: Earlier Orthodox Slavic migrants from the Russian Empire who came from 1880-1914, though White Russians proper are more sophisticated than them as they tended to be high class whereas former were peasants.
Political sympathies (US): Moderate conservatism Political sympathies (Russia): Putin, Prokhorov No, I’m not talking about Jeff Lebowski’s favorite cocktail.