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[10 Nov 2009]

How do you sort through hundreds of e-mails from curious ladies to find your Ms. Right on our site? Carefully, optimistically. [More]

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[10 Nov 2009]

What makes for a happy, long-lasting relationship? Time together, honesty and a positive attitude, according to a new study. It can be done -- even long-distance! [More]

Culture and History »

[9 Nov 2009]

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the most enduring symbol of Communism. Yet even today, East and West remain strangers to eachother. What makes Russian ladies tick? How has Soviet life and its unsteady aftermath shaped their world view? [More]

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[5 Nov 2009]

When it comes to meeting beautiful women, a provocative study shows the odds are in a man's favor, even if he's just average-looking. [More]

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[28 Oct 2009]

Though skepticism abounds, an increasing number of people are turning to astrology when searching for love and romance. Many believe that the stars hold valuable clues about a person’s personality and romantic inclinations. Want to know more? Here a few facts about Scorpio, the eighth astrological sign in the Zodiac.   Scorpio (October 24 – November 22) Symbol: ScorpionElement: WaterRuling Planet: Mars/Pluto   Personality Traits Individuals born under the sign of Scorpio are passionate and powerful, intelligent and intense. The watchful Scorpio tends to conceal his or her emotions, but these feelings are always simmering just below the surface. Many people are drawn to Scorpio’s magnetic personality. While the intensely loyal Scorpios often make great friends, they can also be jealous, resentful, obsessive, and secretive.   Scorpios in Love Scorpio is the symbol of sex, so it is no surprise that Scorpios make passionate lovers. They seek a perfect union, both sexually and emotionally, and their intense nature can result in tumultuous relationships.  Compatible signs for Scorpio include Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, and Virgo. Incompatible signs include Sagittarius, Aquarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo, and Libra. Scorpio and Taurus are variable signs.   Famous Scorpios Well-known Scorpios include Theodore Roosevelt, Bill Gates, Winona Ryder, Marie Antoinette, Roseanne Arnold, Prince Charles, Goldie Hawn, and Julia Roberts. Does a Scorpio sound like a perfect match for you? Check out our sexy Scorpios on HotRussianBrides.com!

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[23 Oct 2009]

While seeking your love on HotRussianBrides.com, you see a beautiful woman and want to get to know her better. But as you read her profile, you discover that she her really doesn’t match you. But you still want to give it a try. After all, opposites attract, right? [More]

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[22 Oct 2009]

Men may shy away from intercultural relationships for a variety of reasons. Some believe they will have nothing in common with someone so different from themselves. Others question why they should pursue a woman from another nation when there are plenty of women in their own country. Still others believe that cultural and language barriers will sabotage a potential relationship. However, despite all of these valid concerns there plenty of advantages to dating outside ones culture. So just what are the benefits of an intercultural relationship? Read on to find out.   The opportunity to expand your horizon Intercultural couples have an exciting opportunity that traditional couples do not: the never ending opportunity to learn about another county and culture! In fact, some might argue a foreign mate is the best way to learn about another land, other than moving there yourself. Intercultural couples learn about the food, the language, and culture of their partner’s country. They are able to compare and contrast different ideas and introduce new perspectives. An intercultural relationship can be a truly enlightening experience if both parties are willing to keep an open mind.        Travel If an individual is seriously involved with someone from another country than chances are good that he or she will travel to their partner’s homeland at one point. International travel is a rewarding and broadening experience and something that every person should experience at least once. It is especially rewarding when there is someone special to share the journey. While no one should initiate an intercultural relationship solely for the travel opportunities, they are certainly a nice perk!   Variety As the old saying goes, variety is the spice of life and an intercultural relationship is sure to keep things interesting. Many people tend to date the same type of person over and over again, and while there is nothing wrong with that, an international partner can help one break out of a rut and make dating seem exciting and new.   Are you ready to try intercultural dating? Visit HotRussianBrides.com to see what this international dating thing is all about.

Questions »

[21 Oct 2009]

Many men assume that young women only want to date older men for their money. However, this is not necessarily true. There are several reasons why a woman in her early twenties may be interested in a man in his thirties or forties. Want to know more? Here are three reasons why a young woman might like to date men several years her senior. However, please keep in mind that it's important to keep your expectations realistic. It's very rare that a woman in her twenties will ever be compatible with a man in his seventies or eighties.   Stability Stability is perhaps the most common reason younger women date or marry older men. Unlike their younger male counterparts, older men are more likely to hold a steady job, own a home, and have a firm grasp on their finances. This is important to family-orientated women like those in Russia, as the ladies want to know they’ll have a safe, secure place to settle with their partner and start a family.   Maturity You’ve probably heard that women mature faster than men, so it's easy to see why a young woman might be interested in an older man. While a young man may want to booze it up at the bar every weekend or hit the hottest nightspots, an older man is more likely to enjoy a quiet evening at home with his significant other. This is crucial to a young woman who is more interested in romance than partying.   Ready for Commitment In Russian society, women are expected to marry in their early twenties while men generally don’t consider marriage until their thirties. Other countries harbor similar expectations, and this disconnect has caused many young, commitment-minded women to seek older men who are ready to settle down. Young women are less likely to worry that an older man will wander off to sow his wild oats or dump her because he’s afraid of commitment.  If you’re an older man, don’t let age get in the way of finding your perfect match. There are plenty of young women on HotRussianBrides.com who are open to dating a man several years her senior. Don’t believe me? Check out our Featured Couples page where you will find many examples of men finding true love with younger women.

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[15 Oct 2009]

Two weeks ago, we shared the top 10 turn offs for Russian women as determined by a recent survey conducted by HotRussianBrides.com. While those turn offs made the top of the list, they are by no means the only behaviors to avoid. Below you will find 10 more traits that Russian women can’t stand, along with tips and advice to keep you from turning the lovely ladies off. As before, keep these turn offs in mind when interacting with the women on HotRussianBrides.com and you may just see better results. Men Who Use Bad LanguageNo woman likes a man with a dirty mouth. Watch what you say (and write) when chatting on HotRussianBrides. This is true for video chat, live chat, and email. While the occasional slipup won’t send a lady running for the hills, try to make an effort to keep it clean. Close-Minded MenIt’s very important to keep an open mind when conversing with someone from another country. Due to differences in cultures, you and the ladies on HotRussianBrides are bound to have different views of the world, and that’s okay. Just be sure to respect her opinions, even if they clash with your own. While there is nothing wrong with a little spirited debate, disrespecting a woman’s beliefs or implying that your country and culture is superior to hers will only make you seem like a pompous jerk. StubbornnessNo one likes a stubborn person. Men (and women) who unreasonably cling to a rigid point of view risk being seen as irritating know-it-alls, so make an effort to keep an open mind. Remember, it’s okay to listen to other points of views and to change your mind when necessary. Uneducated MenJust as education is a turn on for Russian women, men who are uneducated turn Russian women off. While you don’t have hold a Ph.D., or even a college degree to keep a woman’s interest, a basic knowledge of history, geography, and current events will take you far.  Men with a Poor Sense of HumorAs we mentioned in a recent article, a sense of humor is the number one turn on for Russian women. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that men with a poor sense of humor aren’t going to win any fans. When chatting with a lady, try to tell a joke or share a funny story, listen appreciatively when she does the same, and laugh at yourself if you say something silly or make a mistake. Men who take life too seriously are simply no fun. Lack of GoalsRussian women like men with goals and ambition, not someone who is content to sit at home while life passes them by. While you don’t have to aspire to be an astronaut or the next U.S. president, it helps to have some sort of plan for your life and your career. Share your hopes and dreams with a special lady and she’ll see you for the intelligent, ambitious man that you are. Poor CommunicatorsIt’s a fact that women like men who are good communicators. When chatting with a Russian lady, no matter what the medium, try to state your ideas clearly and simply so as to avoid any confusion. Use complete sentences, along with proper grammar and punctuation. Men who mumble unintelligibly in video chats or who compose grammar-challenged messages risk being brushed off and misunderstood. Anti-Social BehaviorWhile it may seem obvious, avoid any anti-social behavior when chatting with a Russian woman. Name calling, threats, and other hostilities are all big no-nos. Sometimes extreme shyness can be mistaken for anti-social behavior so make an effort to be friendly. ImmaturityNo woman wants to feel as if she’s dating her younger brother, so be sure to behave like a mature adult. Immature behavior can include telling off-color jokes, complaining when you don’t get your way, shirking responsibility, behaving crudely, etc. Don’t treat a lady the way you would your male friends. Lack of ConfidenceWomen like confident men, so don’t be afraid to let your personality shine. Smile, make eye contact, share your thoughts and ideas. Men who have a low opinion of themselves are not likely to attract others. If you don’t have confidence, fake it until it feels natural. Remember, everyone has something to offer so never feel like you’re not good enough to snag a hot Russian bride. Now that you know what turns Russian women off, why not log onto HotRussianBrides.com and put your knowledge to the test?   For more information about what turns Russian women on and off, please see “Survey Says Russian Women Like a Good Laugh” and “Top 10 Turn Offs for Russian Women.”    

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[9 Oct 2009]

As a woman, I would like to inform gentlemen that there are certain things a man should never do when he is with his favorite Russian woman.  I am not just talking about not doing these things on a first date. I am talking about NEVER DOING THESE THINGS. Let me just start by saying that I once dumped a guy for taking these actions. We had been dating for many months, and although I really liked him, I found his actions to be completely unforgivable. Don’t Make a Rookie Move The first thing that this guy did to lead me to such a decision was make what I call a rookie move. Well, actually it was more like a high school move. In this instance, my gentleman friend invited me over to watch a movie. He wanted to watch the first Halloween movie starring Michael Myers. I told him that I would come over only if we could watch a different movie. I clearly explained that with my wild imagination, I am the last person in the world who should watch any type of horror flick. After explaining my point, my friend assured me that we could watch another movie other than Halloween. Since we had been dating for a long time, I believed him. But what happened shortly after I arrived to my gentleman friend’s house? If you said that he played the movie, you guessed right. He put Halloween disc into the DVD player even after I further insisted that we watch something else. I was scared at night for at least two weeks afterwards, and I clearly did not appreciate his actions. Don’t Give Into Your Inner Five Year Old The second thing that this guy did to lead me to my decision to never come back was throw a temper tantrum. Gentlemen re-read that last line slowly and really try to process it. I watched a 37 year old man throw a temper tantrum. During that moment, it seemed like he had traveled back in time to when he was five. We were caught up in a heated argument when I told him that “It wasn’t all about him.” He replied by yelling, “This time it is all about me!” Then he took becoming unattractive to a new level by stomping his feet! Actually, it was more like a skipping thing, where he put one foot on the ground, then the next, and then repeated with the first foot. Seriously guys, hopefully it is common knowledge that using such dating moves will get you absolutely NOWHERE with your future hot Russian bride. In fact, if you don’t want your hot Russian woman wandering off into the arms of another man then please, NEVER EVER DO THESE THINGS.   

Best Places in Ukraine »

[22 Sep 2009]

Sady Pobedy is a stunning luxury shopping center located in Odessa.  Also known as “Victory Gardens,” this building is unique in Ukraine due to its scale, construction approach and format.  Featuring state of the art air filtration and eco-friendly lighting systems as well as five levels of boutiques, restaurants, bars, even an art gallery and concert hall, the building combines both beauty and function seamlessly.    The Art gallery on the fourth level was opened on March 25, 2007 with the exhibition of the works of Odessa artists. From the first day of its existence, the gallery gained impetuous working tempo. Within the period of six months there were four personal and three joint exhibitions. The works of more than 40 Ukrainian artists are represented on 250 m squared of the exhibition.   The gallery possesses a great collection of beautiful works of the best South -Russian artists of the 50’s – 70’s and the 20th century, such as Sheluto, Astmanchyk, Lomnkin, Rusin, Pavluk, Yegorov, Tokarev and others. The gallery works in different directions: there are exhibitions of famous artists, artistic family dynasties and naturally young talented artists.   Within a short period the gallery in “Sady Pobedy” took the leading place in cultural life of Odessa and gained popularity beyond the city.   Visitors to Sady Pobedy must also visit the restaurant of the same name on the fifth level.  Here you will find the delicious intersection of gastronomic pleasure and simple life ideals.    “Ordinary” cuisine by Aleksey Pusik and Svetalna Puliko is not that ordinary actually. The restaurant is looking forward to serving guests at breakfast, lunch and dinner by candlelight. The chef will certainly create new dishes in accordance with season. The head-cook will delight you with his favourite dishes, such as Mediterranean cuisine, Caucasian cuisine and traditional Ukrainian cuisine. There is also a lounge- café, where you can enjoy the Best Brand Coffee and cigars. The summer patio offers a separate bar, a patio for “relaxation” and a pre-party with a glamorous view of the city.   Also on the fifth level is an amazing concert hall surrounded by the adjoining restaurants.  From here, you may dine on a select concert menu while you enjoy musicians and dance performances in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.   We definitely recommend you stop by this world class establishment during your visit to Odessa, whether it is to go on a shopping excursion with your date, enjoy a romantic dinner, enjoy a concert together, view magnificent works of art… or even all of the above!