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[12 Oct 2009]

Perhaps you’ve found a Russian lady you really like. You start exchanging messages, but then suddenly you don’t hear from her again? Why? Making the wrong move could kill a great relationship before it has even begun. Even worse, she might think you’re a jerk if you repeat the same mistake. Here are some tips on what not to do when you are getting to know a new lady. Talking about Sex or Marriage Too Soon Given the abundance of stunningly beautiful Russian brides on HotRussianbrides.com, it is natural that you might want to establish a deeper commitment with one of them right away. But asking a lady too soon about such heavy subjects as marriage or sex is not the right way to go. A courtship process needs to take place first. When you have gotten to know a particular lady well enough, only then will you be able to broach such serious subjects. Mentioning them after you have first met online will quickly push her away.  Figuring out Where She is at Any Given Time It is fairly easy nowadays to learn a person’s schedule and determine what she might be doing at any given moment. However, that does not make it any less creepy. If a lady learns that you’re following her every movement and you know, more-or-less, what she is up to at any given time, you will come across as a stalker. Trying to Contact Her Constantly Just because she has not instantly responded to your latest message doesn’t mean you should bombard her with more. Many Russian women must travel great distances to access an Internet connection. This fact, coupled with the busy life that many of the women lead, might make it difficult for the women to get back to you right away. A barrage of contacts will only make you look desperate and bored. Have patience. Pursuing Her Despite Her Lack of Interest Women are masters at dropping passive aggressive hints. If you send her a long message and she replies with a one-sentence response that should not be your cue to send her another long-winded reply. If she is really interested, you will know. Talking Too Much about Previous Relationships Another surefire way to give a lady the creeps is to talk frequently about prior relationships you have had with other women. If you talk positively about another woman, your Russian lady will think you are still not over your previous relationship. If you talk negatively about another woman, your Russian lady might feel insecure and wonder if anything she does might be cause for you to talk bad about her. The best thing to do is avoid talking about your previous romantic interests. Everyone makes mistakes from time to time. And just because one woman might lose interest does not mean there is not another one out there who would be delighted to meet you. Just keep these tips in mind as you correspond with the ladies and always remember to be a gentleman.  

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[9 Oct 2009]

With a name like HotRussianBrides.com, of course marriage is on your mind. You may think you want to find a perfect match and propose right away, but many members have found it best to ease into this experience and enjoy the journey rather than rush to the finish line.   Long Term Members Some gentlemen enjoy the communications and companionship of the online dating world so much, they maintain their membership for a long time. There are beautiful new women joining HotRussianBrides.com every day so there is always new ladies to meet. One gentleman named Christopher said, “I can’t tell you how impressed I am with your service. I’ll be a long time member. Thanks again!”   Video Chat with Web Hostesses Many members are brand new to this type of unique and exciting dating experience and need more help and assurance than a typical “Frequently Asked Questions” section provides. Web Hostesses are an exclusive feature of HotRussianBrides.com. They are available to chat with members 7 days a week, and can also be viewed during the chat via live video. This feature allows members to know that real, knowledgeable people are here to assist them in their journey to find a Russian or Ukrainian bride.   We receive daily praise from members regarding this special customer service approach, such as one gentleman named Scott who said, “You guys are the best in the business. I do appreciate your generous and courteous service. I will recommend your company to my friends.” Another gentleman named Michael has remarked, “Thank you for the good job you folks are doing and for the service you provide. Thank you for your time, assistance, and professionalism.”   Clarifying Your Concerns Representatives of HotRussianBrides.com are diligent in supplying answers and explanations to member questions and concerns. Resources are provided in categories such as Online Dating Tips and All About Russian Women so members can be more successful in their search. Informative articles and blogs are posted daily and concerns are confronted quickly. We surprise members with our thoroughness, as one gentleman named Damian told us, “Wow! You people are really over the top! Thank you for such a thoughtful and detailed reply to my concerns.”   Experience the entire spectrum of services on HotRussianBrides.com and you will be sure to agree with a member named John who said, “You have unquestionably the best website in the industry. Unreserved congrats!” You will be the one deserving the congratulating when you first find love, and then decide on marriage with your beautiful Russian bride.

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[9 Oct 2009]

Dating can be stressful, frustrating, and downright confusing. HotRussianBrides.com puts the fun and excitement back into the dating experience. There are many delightful benefits of courting and dating hot Russian women online. [More]

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[9 Oct 2009]

At HotRussianBrides.com, we offer all of our members – Gentlemen and Ladies – the ability to save an introduction email on file. This allows everyone to introduce themselves in a way that is comfortable and saves members from having to type out the same “All About Me” emails over and over again. If you wish to place an introduction email on file, all you need to do is click the “I” on any lady’s profile card and a window will open asking you to type your introduction email. When you have composed it and are ready to send, merely click the box that states “Save” and HotRussianBrides.com will save this email for you, so you may use it again when contacting other ladies for the first time. If you would like to use your pre-written introduction email again, all you need to do is click the orange “I” on a lady’s profile card again and then click the “Send” button. If you need to edit the introduction email, you can do that the same way, but just make the changes you need and hit the “Save” button again.

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[9 Oct 2009]

Finding your perfect match is no easy task, but it’s certainly not impossible. Whether you’re searching for love online or in person, establishing a game plan can greatly improve your chances of finding love. Below are five easy things you can do to make your search on Hot Russian Brides go a little smoother.      Establish Your Dating Criteria The first, and most important, thing you need to do before starting your search is to figure out what kind of lady you’re looking for. Think of your dream girl. What is she like? Is she a fun-loving blond who likes sports? A thirty-something brunette who enjoys reading and watching horror movies?  Try to form a clear idea about the kind of woman you want rather than just having a fuzzy notion. If it helps, write down the traits you desire in a lady and keep it near the computer for handy reference.   Search the Site for Women Who Meet Your Criteria Once you have a good idea about the kind of lady you’d like to meet, log on to HotRussianBrides.com and search for women who meet your specifications. One of the exciting features on Hot Russian Brides is the advanced search tool. Here, gentlemen can search by age, weight, religion, zodiac compatibility, and much more.  Once you’ve conducted a detailed search, a list of potential matches will appear on your screen.   Initiate Correspondence with Women Who Catch Your Eye Now that you have a list of potential Russian brides, it’s time to check out the ladies’ profiles and send a few introduction letters. There’s no magic number of women to contact, just be sure to keep your level of correspondence manageable. If over a hundred women meet your dream girl criteria, only send letters to those who interest you the most. While you may be tempted to send a blanket introduction letter to as many women as possible, it’s best to select just a few women and tailor your letter to their individual personalities.    Only Respond to Messages from Women Who Meet Your Criteria Many gentlemen on Hot Russian Brides feel obligated to respond to every woman who contacts them. However, due to the large number of women on our site, this is simply an impossible task. Being selective is one easy way to avoid being overwhelmed by incoming mail. Only respond to women who meet your established criteria. Again, it’s best to keep a manageable amount of correspondence.    Move on When Necessary Feel free to move on if you’re no longer interested in a particular lady. Dragging out correspondence once you’ve lost interest can be a waste of time for both parties. End things tactfully and both you and the lady will be free to find your perfect matches.   Utilize the Special Features on HotRussianBrides HotRussianBrides.com offers a variety of special features that will help you better organize your search. The Favorites tool allows you to bookmark women you find particularly attractive. If one of the ladies in your Favorites folder also bookmarks you, she will appear in the My Matches tool. This is a great way to decide which ladies to write to first. In the My Admirers folder, you will see women who have added you to their Favorites. If you’re worried about confusing one lady’s message with another, our Black Book tool is an excellent resource for keeping track of who wrote what.   Now that you know exactly what to do to find your ideal Russian lady, why not log onto HotRussianBrides.com and put your new knowledge to use? It’s time to find your perfect match!

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[9 Oct 2009]

So you and your Russian bride have decided to take the plunge. Your Fiancée Visa has come through, you’ve made travel arrangements, and, most important, you have found the love of your life! But then, reality sets in: The ring, the flowers, the food, the photographers, and – YIKES -- the cost!  Every wedding needs a budget, and, if you’re contributing to the cost of your nuptials, consider that there are all types of weddings: There’s no guarantee that a $50,000 gala will ensure a lifetime of happiness any more than a Justice of the Peace on a beach at sunset. Just know what you are getting into! By the numbers On average, US brides and grooms spend more than $20,000 on their wedding, and usually end up spending double their budget!  According to www.mint.com, the typical wedding budget breaks down this way, percentagewise: Reception: 40%Décor: 10%Ceremony: 10%Photographer: 10%Attire: 5%Videographer: 5%Rentals/lighting: 5%Stationery: 5%Gifts: 4%Group Activities: 3%Miscellaneous: 3%   Bliss at a Bargain There are many ways to save and still have a memorable wedding. In a challenging economy, many wedding service providers are starving for business, and many will negotiate prices with you. Remember, if you don’t ask, you have no chance of receiving.   Photography for (almost) Free Make the event intimate by corralling your guests to help out. Trust us; they’ll love to leave a footprint on such a Big Moment in your life. You can ask friends take pictures instead of hiring a professional photographer, for example. Place disposable cameras each reception table and invite guests to snap away. You’ll have enough to create two photo albums: One for you, and one to send your Russian bride’s family.  Or ask guests to e-mail you their best pics, and post them to your social media account or blog for all to share.   Get the Look for Less Wedding gowns are the provenance of the bride, but The Dress need not dress down a year’s salary! David’s Bridal and weddingstoreonline.com are reliable sources for beautiful dresses at a fraction of retail. Look online for deep discounts on tuxedo rentals, too. Also consider the physical setting. The reception is the biggest expense by far, and the one people remember. Consider cocktails instead of dinner, create a fixed menu. A Friday or Sunday wedding is less costly than one on Saturday. A winter or spring wedding is less expensive than one in June (forget May: it’s considered an unlucky month to marry in Russian superstition!)   Try to negotiate the price. According to groomsonline.com, “Time is on your side, because a venue needs business more then you need to book there. You are in the driver’s seat.”   Destination: Wedding If your wedding draws an international crowd, consider a combined wedding-honeymoon, also known as a destination wedding. Resorts in hot locales from Mexico to the Maldives now combine parties, ceremony, guest accommodations and tours with the traditional honeymoon adventure. Best of all, the resort does all the work! If you are savvy in selecting packages, and book hotels and airfares together, destination weddings can save $20,000 off the cost of a lavish hometown wedding, according to the experts at destinationweddings.com. Just be sure to send the guests off to the other side of the island!   Tips for Making a Budget Remember to prioritize! Anything you do to save money in one category means you can spend more in another. Have your aspiring pastry chef nephew create the cake, a competent friend play videographer, and you’ll have enough to create special the engraved crystal picture frames your fiancée wants as guest favors. Mint.com is one reliable place to track spending and set up a budget. Others include Momentville.com, Real Simple, and Microsoft has downloadable Excel templates.   The Best Tip of All… Talk to your fiancée. Your Russian bride, like brides everywhere, likely has planned her dream wedding down to the last detail since she was a little girl. This is her time. However, the sad truth is that money conflicts are the number one reason couples fight, so discuss her expectations and yours from the get-go. It’s the recipe for a lasting marriage!   Why see dollar signs in your eyes when you should be seeing stars?

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[9 Oct 2009]

Some men think that because they are bald that Russian women will not consider them attractive.  The truth is many women find bald men very appealing. Old Stereotypes In America, the negativity towards bald men can be traced back to colonial times when men wore wigs to cover their receding hair line. Over time that negative perception grew as the nation grew. America was a strong rising nation that needed strong men to help it grow. Bald men where looked upon as weak, frail, puny, past their prime. Bald is Beautiful As we know times have changed. Today bald men are looked upon on a whole new light. More men are taking the plunge and letting themselves go all natural. Actors such as Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Shemar Moore, Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Stathamand are seen as strong, sexy, leading men. Grammy Award Winner Seal certainly has not let his baldness get effect his life of happiness with supermodel wife Heidi Klum. Most of us can’t even picture Michael Jordon with hair. The Russian View Russian society has long held a different view on baldness. Case in point Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. At the age of 57 year-old Putin is seen by Russian women and men as a strong, confident, man who is not afraid to mix it up. He is also viewed by many Russian ladies as a sex symbol.  In many ways, Russian women are light years ahead of their Western counterparts. They view bald men as strong, sexy, vigorous, hearty, lusty, and potent. They value the whole man just not one part.   What Russian Women Like What do all the fore mentioned men have in common? They have strong self confidence. That strength, that inner self belief, has made them successful in their careers and in their personal relationships. Sure they could have listened to the naysayers and given up their chosen path, but they didn’t. Russian women in particular view confidence as a major turn on.  I invite you to read or re-read  an earlier post, Survey Says Russian Women Like a Good Laugh. Here you will find more keys to opening the lock of the hearts of Russian women.   Remember to believe in yourself and take a chance with a Hot Russian Bride.

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[9 Oct 2009]

If you’re like a lot of guys, you’re likely to wonder what’s really on your Russian lady’s mind when she crosses her legs, plays with her hair, or leans back in her chair. These nonverbal clues can be an important indicator of a lady’s level of interest. Whether you’re chatting via online video or actually meeting her in-person for the first time, there are many common body language elements that can provide you with much insight into what’s on her mind. Some of the good signs Open palms: If she holds her hands open with her palms visible, it means she is relaxed and feels a connection with you. It also could be an invitation – a sign that she wants you to hold her hand. Eyebrows: If she moves her eyebrows frequently, it could be a sign of surprise. Or, if her eyebrows remain still relaxed, it’s usually a sign of interest and thoughtfulness. Eyes Focused: Constant eye-contact is one of the best signs that things are going well. She is interested and likely wants to hear more. Additionally, if her pupils are wide, it is most likely a sign that she is interested in what you have to say. Open or relaxed arms: Unfolded arms show honesty and that your lady is sincere and comfortable in the situation. Smiling: Frequent smiling suggests she likes what she’s hearing or seeing. The smiles should be ones that involve the whole face, showing teeth and stretching the cheeks. Some of the bad signs Drumming fingers, fidgeting: Rapid finger movements indicate frustration of impatience. If her hands rise to her face frequently, it could mean she is nervous or being deceptive. Legs crossed: Crossed legs can indicate defensiveness. If done while standing, it might also be an indication of shyness. Folded arms: Crossed or folded arms show anger or disapproval. This could also be a defensive move. Shifting eyes: If her eyes dart about the room while the two of you are talking, it might mean she is disinterested. However, if done while she is talking, it could be a sign of guilt or deception. Similarly, a downward gaze suggests shame. Forced smiles: You’ll know if a smile is forced if she doesn’t show teeth. A closed-lip smile suggests she is trying to be polite or is embarrassed about something. One of the most important things to remember about body language is not to overanalyze. Don’t put too much stock in little things. If she crosses her arms, it might just mean that she’s cold. Or she might be bothered by something unrelated to your conversation.

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[9 Oct 2009]

What kind of flowers you are going to want to purchase for your new hot Russian lady depends a lot on what occasion you are buying them for. [More]

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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.   

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[8 Oct 2009]

Recently, there was a great article, entitled How Do Russian Women Stay So Hot?, that got me to thinking: how can men stay fit in with worries about the economy, investments, your job or business, and saving the planet? With all this stress, you can forget about the most important thing, you.  You need to take care of your body, but how can you get the recommended 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day? Here are just a few quick and easy exercises you can do and before you know it you are feeling better, your pants are fitting better and you aren’t out of breath running for the elevator.   1. Walk Around Instead of driving, taking the bus or train could you walk to work, to lunch, or the store? How about taking the stairs?  Instead of spending your whole lunch hour eating or surfing the net, take a 30 minute walk outside. Studies prove that a good 30 minute walk clears your mind, makes you more creative, gives you more energy than coffee or an energy drink and on a sunny day gives you the recommended dose of Vitamin D. If you can’t walk at lunch take a walk in the evening. It will help you wind down and will give you a good night’s sleep. Remember, at different times of the day walking instead of riding will quickly add minutes to your exercise goal.   2. Jump on a Bike Could you bike to work? Could you bike to lunch? Bike riding is a very popular way to help the planet while helping yourself. It’s a great cardio workout and stress reliever. For years it has been a very popular transportation and recreation activity in Europe. Now it is catching on in the United States and Canada. Bike trails and parks are blossoming all over the country. Cities like Portland, OR, Seattle, San Francisco, Davis, CA and Austin, TX have all encouraged residents to give up the car and get on the bikes with bike only lanes and safe bike only trails.  Even if it has been a while since you last rode, remember the old saying it’s just like riding a bike!   3. Play Sports Who doesn’t to sit on the coach, have a beer and watch our favorite sports on TV? We all do but wasn’t it more fun to play? There are many city or private fun leagues in that encourage healthy fun. Whether you enjoyed playing football, volleyball, basketball, bowling, dodge ball, cricket, swimming, skating- letting your inner child out is a wonderful way to have fun, let off steam and most importantly get fit.   4. Back to the Basics You don’t have to join a fitness club and use the fancy equipment to get in shape. Think back to when you were a kid and all that fun you had on the playground. You did not know it but you were building muscle and exercising. Basic things such as pull-ups, climbing, push-ups, jumping rope, etc. are all great exercises.   5. The Good Stuff You mother was right. I know you hate to hear it, but it is true.  Eating more fruits vegetables, lean proteins like fish, chicken, turkey, and nuts, plus drinking water are the best things you can do for your body.  Additionally, getting a good night’s sleep are great steps to help you on your fitness goal.   Make sure before you get out there and channel your inner Rocky, get a check up and talk to your doctor to make sure you healthy enough to exercise. Remember start slowly and build up to higher levels. The main thing is to do something. Go get moving to reduce your stress, improve your mind and live a long happy life with the woman of your dreams.