As with many Eastern European countries, Russian women are considered to be among the most beautiful women on the planet. They are the most sought after when it comes to online dating. They have the attributes that make them very attractive to western men – they are feminine, love fashion and looking good and they are very slender. If you are interested in dating Russian women you need to know what are some of the things you should avoid so you can make a great impression. We have composed a small list on where you should start.
Tip no. 1 – Don’t Offer Your Hand for a Handshake
That would be the way to approach someone in any western culture. In Russia the right way to greet someone is with a kiss on the cheek. If you offer your hand it is considered to be very impersonal and business-like and if you are trying to pursue a romantic relationship then that is not the feeling you want to create. Shaking hands does make sense if you are leaving and then only among the men. A peck on the cheek is still seen as more acceptable.
Tip no. 2 – Don’t Buy Expensive Gifts
When you visit someone in Russia, you are expected to bring a small present but it needs to be inexpensive because otherwise you are seen as arrogant and trying to show off your wealth. You may also be perceived as trying to buy a woman’s affection. Anything above 15 USD is considered to be too much and only appropriate when your relationship gets more serious.
Tip no. 3 – Don’t Give Even Number Flowers and Chrysanthemums
There are many events that require flowers, especially dates. A beautiful rose or a bouquet of tulips is always appreciated. There are plenty of other flowers available but remember that you must keep the number of flowers off numbered. In most Eastern European countries even numbered flowers are brought to funerals and dedicated to the dead. The same applies to chrysanthemums. These flowers are amazingly beautiful but are brought in celebration of the dead.
Tip no. 4 – Don’t Dress Casually
Men in Russia value their looks as much as the ladies do so they dress up for even the most regular tasks. Casual wear usually only goes for sports or barbequeus. When you go on a date and especially on the very first date. Dress well. The best choice is going for smart business-casual wear. Have the clothes tailored and pressed if you can. That shows that you are putting an effort into this date. Don’t forget the perfume to make the look perfect.
Tip no. 4 – Don’t Go Dutch
If you really want to impress a Russian woman, pay for the date. She may offer to be the one that pays but you should keep it traditional and pay yourself. Note that your chivalry mustn’t stop there. In dating Russian women you will earn points for opening doors, offering to take her coat, helping her to her seat at the restaurant and so forth.