International dating is always different from dating someone from your own country. First of all most of your communication will be via Internet. Then, you should remember that dating a Russian woman means dating a person with different culture, habits, life style and mentality. It’ll require a lot of patience, understanding and tolerance from you to work the things out. Internet sites are full of happy and sad stories of international marriages. Read this article and try to follow the advices given here and your story will have all chances to become a happy one.
One of the most important things to do before you start looking for a Russian bride is to specify your expectations. Tell yourself what do you want to get from this relationship. This step is so important because most conflicts in international families come from divergence between wishes and hopes of Russian wives and western husbands. Most Russian women think that their life abroad will be easy and wonderful and her husband will be a real Mr. Right. And western men think that a Russian woman will be a perfect wife absolutely dependant and humble, happy and thankful to him just because of living in his country. These are typical mistakes that men and women make because they follow stereotypes created by mass media.
You have to realize how much the expectations of your Russian bride match yours. You should discuss a lot of things like family values, responsibilities, financial aspects, having children, woman’s employment, etc. If you do so you will be able to avoid the misunderstanding and troubles you might have in family life.
Another thing is not to fall in love with a picture. You will see hundreds of really beautiful photos of Russian women in the catalogues and on dating sites. The fact is that Russian ladies are beautiful. But don’t forget that those are studio photos and girls put makeup and dress up to look the best. You girlfriend will not look like the picture in everyday life. So the advice is to pay more attention to the personality of a woman then to her photo.
Ade gap is one more fact that you should take into consideration. If you look through girls’ profiles you will probably think that all Russian ladies dream about older husbands. That’s a myth. If your aim is to make a strong family you can’t ignore and age gap. As a matter of fact most girls feel comfortable with men who are 8-10 years older than they are, sometimes the disproportion may be up to 15 years. But the difference more than 16-18 years will lead to problems in understanding each other. It will be hard for you to be equal partners. Statistics shows that such marriages usually last not more than two years.
Also try to find a partner whose social status, education and life style will be similar to yours. You should have similar interests, life style and goals to be a harmonic couple.
And the last but not the least aspect we will discuss in this article is language. Not all Russian women who apply to the international dating agencies know English. Most of Russians learn English at school and can talk on elementary level. Make sure that your Russian girlfriend is eager to study English if she doesn’t know it well enough.
Well, it’s all for now. Good luck in looking for your perfect Russian bride. Remember about these advices and they will help you to find a happy family life.