Dating in russia
Russian men can be almost aggressively assertive, and while you want to stay away from that end of the spectrum, you definitely don’t want to come off as indecisive or letting her make all the decisions.
Keep it at a good balance, but especially at the beginning of a relationship, you want to make sure that you take control when necessary.
If you get married younger, this becomes much easier, because the older people are, the more they settle into their habits.
I remember listening to one This American Life where the parents of the narrator divorced and got remarried because A)they had changed for the better and B) they decided that they didn’t want to start explaining themselves to someone else later in life when they had shared their youth.
Remarriage to your same partner: not highly recommended for everyone, but I can see the point.
I realize that I am not big enough for a statistically significant sample size (but yo’ moma is so fat, she probably is), but all the Americans the same age as me I know are unmarried, with maybe three exceptions, and they tend to skew religious, which may influence their decision.
Of course, there are also several things that Russian women dislike about Russian men—which gives you the opportunity to play up your differences—but there are also some traits of Russian men that Russian girls actually do like, even if they may never admit it.
Too often, I think, people tend to go into relationships not thinking about the key question, “Would I start a life/family with this person?
Not to generalize too much, but many Russian men can be quite rough, and you can stand out by being considerate, compassionate, and generally making sure she’s comfortable, happy, and listened-to.
Stay away from the stereotypical “nice-guy” territory—you don’t want to seem like a wimp—but listen to her and her wishes in a gallant way.
Russian women will appreciate you bringing her bouquets on birthdays, celebrations, and once in a while, just because.
Americans (and maybe other people, but, yeah, mostly Americans) tend to date just to date for the heck of it in the beginning.