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Dating Russian Women Misconceptions: The Truth and Lies

18 July 2018

Not all information you have heard and read online about Russian women are all true. Most of them are actually just exaggerated or generalized. All misconceptions usually start in a particular case and later then, the whole nation and its citizens are stereotyped.

To uncover the truth of what is actually right and wrong about dating Russian women, we have provided you a list of the top Russian dating misconceptions. Just stick with this article and you'll discover that the reason you had why you stopped dating Russian women is simply a stereotype that was never true.

Misconception #1 Russian women are all impolite

This is a very popular misconception in Western countries. Most people would think that Russian women are very rude, unapproachable, and selfish. All of this is actually false presumptions. Some of them are like that, but it doesn’t mean it will be applied to all women.

an girl being impolite simply by thinking impolite thoughts

In reality, Russian women are very friendly, kind, and fun to talk to if you just know how to properly approach them. They may be unfriendly to you if you’re giving off this creepy guy kind-of vibe.

This misconception about Russian women arises because of the fact that whenever you encountered with Russians at public areas, they prefer to be serious, and blunt. This is just a part of their culture and is nothing personal.

In short, you've got to learn how to talk to a Russian woman and understand that their conversational mannerism are different from yours.

Misconception #2 Russian women want to go abroad

It is a common misconception that all Russian women want to go abroad by any means possible. Though there are some who wants to go abroad to start a new life and build a career there, this doesn’t apply to all Russian women.

The poverty in Russia is rising which makes it very hard to cope up with cost of living and everyday expenses. Not all of the women are highly paid and some only receive as little as 7,500 RUB (131.85 USD) per month which makes it very hard for them to even manage a budget.

That is why some would consider working in western countries in the hopes that they could have a better life and salary to support their families in Russia. Other Russian women are lucky enough to have a decent job and they will still choose to live in their homeland rather than in a foreign country.

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Misconception #3 All Russian women are blondes

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This is another popular stereotype about Russian women. Men from western countries believe that most, if not all Russian women have blonde hair. However, there are a lot of brunettes and dark-haired Russian women who are very beautiful and attractive.

Take note that it is very improper to consider blonde hair as a national feature in Russia.

Misconception #4 Russian women don’t like to be questioned in dates

Although Russian women are known for being straightforward, it doesn’t mean they don’t want you to ask questions to them on dates. Asking questions about herself and her opinions on different things will make her more interested in you and make her feel that you’re very interested in her.

Ask her questions that doesn’t end with a “Yes” or “No” answer. The question must not be a general one and it should be something that both of you could talk for hours. Make sure that you are actually interested in listening to her.

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Misconception #5 Russian women are all gold diggers

Ever wonder why you have been rejected many times regardless of inviting them in luxury dinners, giving expensive gifts and flowers?

The truth is because they aren't interested with your money at all.

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Russian women are known to be very independent and you cannot buy their love and attention with those expensive things. What they are looking for a man is if your personality correlates with theirs and if you’re ready to accept her for who she is. If you did well with these, they’ll accept you. No matter if you’re rich or poor.

Misconception #6 Russian women are submissive

Russian women are known for being taught by their mothers to become good wives for their future family. But this doesn’t mean they don’t have other interests and dreams in life.

Because of this, another misconception was made due to gender roles that make a Russian woman submissive. The man is usually known for being more dominant in every Russian family. But in reality, there are a lot of successful Russian women who are very strong and have managed to balance family and professional life.

Misconception #7 Russian women are high maintenance

This is probably the most widely known Russian women stereotype. They don’t require and demand too much from their partners. Some men would think that it will cost them tons of money just to provide the needs and wants of their Russian bride.

a girl doing her make up

They cannot imagine how Russian women can take care of their appearance without spending a lot. In reality, Russian women are unlikely to spend a lot of money for clothes, cosmetics, and perfumes as they know how to be wise and thrifty in buying their needs.

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Misconception #8 Russian women are all alcoholic and chain-smokers

It is true that Russians are known to be fond of drinking vodka up to the extent where they will stock a bottle of vodka in their house whether if they drink it regularly or not. It is also true that some Russians are still addicted to smoking. But the Russian government is slowly starting to impose anti-smoking regulations to decrease the number of smokers in the country.

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What makes this misconception not true is that not all Russian women are alcoholic and chain-smokers. It will depend on the woman you met if she is a heavy drinker and smoker.

Misconception #9 Russian women are not interested in Russian men

This misconception has been created because of the increase in the number of Russian women who prefers to date western men. It says that Russian women are not interested in Russian men due to its cruel personality and that is why they choose to date foreign guys.

In fact, there is nothing wrong with Russian men and the ratio of good guys and bad guys are just the same with other countries. The truth about this is that there are a lot of women in Russia compared to men. It usually means that when a Russian woman is already in her 30’s, she is unlikely to be able to find a husband and that is why she will sign up in dating sites in order to find a husband.

Misconception #10 Russian women are illiterate

This misconception about Russian women should be stopped because it will only bring up false information to people from other countries. Just because they have a thick accent and not all could speak English fluently doesn’t mean that they’re already illiterate.

a girl having a hard time reading in english

There are a lot of Russian women who went to big universities such as Moscow State University and earned a bachelors degree. Others would not stop learning by enrolling themselves in a different area of knowledge and gaining a masters and doctorate degree. Lots Russian women are successful in their careers and others are being offered jobs abroad.

Are you guilty of believing any of these Russian women misconceptions before?

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