5 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Russian Woman

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Jul 31 '21 | By IntrigU | Views: 1174 | Comments: 1

International relationships are very common nowadays. And, if you’re specifically looking to date a Russian woman, you should learn how to date them. Whether you’ll meet your potential lover on a dating site or physically, it’s important to maintain communication with the lady you want to date. However, because of various cultural and language differences, misunderstandings are likely to occur.

But, this doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to avoid them altogether. We’ve put together 5 things you should know before dating a Russian woman that we hope will help you navigate some of the issues you may encounter when you’re finally in a relationship with your Russian queen. Take a look.

1.English is OK, Russian is Best

While many Russian women understand and speak English, there’s no better way to tell someone you understand them than to speak a language they have a grasp of. Keep in mind that, just because she can speak English with you doesn’t mean that you will be able to understand her culture when you’re communicating to her in English. When dating a Russian woman, you want to avoid cultural misunderstandings as much as you can.

Take for example the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Western people and Russians use these words very differently. For instance, in Russia, one may say ‘no’ to mean that they’re ready to negotiate. In Western culture, ‘no’ simply means no. On the other hand, a Russian woman (or even man), may say ‘yes’ to tell you they agree to something. 

However, in the West, ‘yes’ may be used to mean go on or maybe. If you truly want to date a Russian woman with no communication differences, we would advise you to at least use conversational level Russian while talking to her. 

2.The Man Always Pays

One of the things that often astounds foreign men who go on dates with Russian women is that it’s the man who will pay on a date. Men in Western countries are usually perplexed because they’re used to alternating payment or splitting bills. However, when you’re dating a Russian woman, this is one of the things you will have to forget about and understand that you’re expected to do different in the Russian culture. Gender roles in Russia and the West vary greatly. 

While this is the kind of dating culture that was experienced in the West almost half a century ago, the dating scene is still a little conservative and you just have to be ready to face it if you want to date a Russian woman.

3.The Women Always Dress to Impress

If you’re a foreign man in Russia, one of the things that’ll stand out for you is that Russian women are always dressed to impress. It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to the grocery store or a walk, the lady you’re with will be in high heels and makeup and there’s nothing you will say that can change that. Russian women are attractive but they will always put in extra effort to look stunning. 

The reason for this is that there are more women than men by almost 6% so this statistical disadvantage forces them to work on their appearances a little more. When you’re dating a Russian woman, keep in mind that she will always look her best not because she’s looking for something better than you, but because it’s a behaviour that’s been culturally ingrained in her.

Other than makeup, a Russian woman will also pay particular attention to her overall look and her dressing. As a result, they look very feminine and this is what is important for her.

4.Family is a Big Deal

The family unit is a big deal in Russia and to Russian women as well. Russian women love to hear what their parents think about you and will eagerly introduce you to them. Compared to the West, this is different as meeting the parents means you’re in a serious relationship that may lead to marriage. 

Russian women will seek approval from their parents concerning who they date and they will also expect their date to spend some time with their parents. Understand that while you may be dating, her family will become a part of you. Even though spending time with her family might be overwhelming and need some adjustment on your part, it’s a great way to learn about Russian culture. 

Since family is a big deal for Russian women, keep in mind that they’re also eager to start one of their own. Russian women work, are rarely stay-at-home mums, and are excellent homemakers and mums.  On the other hand, Russian men rarely help around with the house chores so if you want the lady you’re dating to fall even more in love with you, try helping her around the house a little more.

5.Early Marriage is in the Cards

In Russia, there’s a lot of pressure for women to get married and have children by the time they’re 25 years old. While this phenomenon is changing, family life is still viewed as vital by the older generation. As a result, even though you think the lady you’re dating will be OK with it for a long period, her parents and grandparents will definitely be on her case about getting married and having children.

Russian doctors, also put pressure on girls to get married and have kids as early as they can. This is an understandable aspect because the demographic is already being affected by fewer children from older marriages. There’s really nothing you can do about this because it’s a cultural thing. 

Expect the Russian woman you are dating to want to maintain a long-term relationship or even discuss marriage and children. However, don’t let this get to you too much as the number of Russian women getting married at a young age has been declining. 


Hopefully, you can navigate the dating scene with a Russian woman by your side more confidently. 

Keep in mind that even though what you should learn is a handful, the most important thing is to learn about the culture of the Russian people and this will pave way for your success.

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Aug 2 '21
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