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100 Things to Know About Russian Women, International Dating, and Hot Russian Brides

24. August 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

We’ve written over a thousand articles since creating this blog in 2009, and have covered just about every topic related to Russian women and the international dating industry. However, sorting through all that content takes a lot of time so here’s the Cliffs Notes version.


International Dating Overview

1. In the international dating industry, the term “Russian women” refers to all women in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), not just those living in Russia.
2. The term “Western men” refers to men living in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe.
3. The language in the international dating industry is more formal and old-fashioned than the language on mainstream dating sites. For example, we use words like ladies, gentlemen, courting, etc.
4. The Russian dating industry is plagued by myths and rumors, lies and distortions. Take everything you hear with a grain of salt and don’t believe all the hype and horror stories.


HotRussianBrides’ Benefits and Features

5.    To date, over 10,000 women are looking for love on HotRussianBrides.com.
6.    The number of female members outnumber the number of men, so men have an advantage.
7.    The ladies range in age from 18 to 60+ and come from a wide range of backgrounds.
8.    HRB verifies the identity of every woman who joins the site and requires ladies to record a validation video.
9.    Men can reach out to women on HRB via instant message or email.
10.    Translation and interpretation fees are included with the price of membership.
11.    Members may attach virtual cards or add emoticons to their emails.
12.    HRB also offers live video streaming. With this feature, men can see ladies live on camera.
13.    Men can watch a woman’s video stream without accepting or initiating a chat session.
14.    Many women have also uploaded introduction videos.
15.    Hot Russian Brides’ gift shop allows members to send flowers, chocolate, etc.
16.    HRB offers a free credits and referral program.
17.    HotRussianBrides’ web hostesses are available seven days a week and many stream live video.
18.    Members can reach our customer service team by phone, email, or web form.
19.    Hot Russian Brides offers members many tools to succeed, including this blog, e-books, and more.
20.    Members of HRB can search for a potential match by age, appearance, religion, zodiac sign, etc.
21.    HRB’s Zodiac Compatibility tool allows men to filter matches by a lady's astrology signs.
22.    Hot Russian Brides’ Black Book tool allows members to organize correspondence in a detailed way.
23.    HRB offers Favorites, Matches, and Admirers folders.
24.    HRB’s travel liaison can help with travel plans.
25.    Read the Testimonials to learn about happy couples who met on HRB.
26.    HRB regularly runs promotions offering discounts on credit packages, chat sessions, etc..
27.    We also regularly provide bonus content like live beauty show web casts.


Myths About Russian Women and Russian Dating

28.    Traditional mail order brides no longer exist. No man can buy a wife.
29.    Russian women are intrigued by Western men, but they’re not dying to escape their home country.
30.    The women of the FSU are not poverty-stricken damsels in distress.
31.    Russian women are not shy, submissive housewife types.
32.    Similarly, Russian women are not all “green card scammers” or gold diggers.
33.    Russian women do not all hate Russian men.
34.    Russian men are not all abusive alcoholics who don’t know how to treat women.
35.    A man’s looks and age do matter to Russian women to a certain degree.
36.    Contrary to popular belief, the women on Russian dating sites won’t marry anyone who shows interest.
37.    Meeting, marrying, and bringing home a foreign bride takes a lot of time and effort.


Things to Know About HotRussianBrides.com

38.    Hot Russian Brides is a Florida-based business that works with a network of agencies in Eastern Europe.
39.    An introduction agency is where female members go to correspond with Western men.
40.    Hot Russian Brides has been in business since 2003.
41.    Single women must be at least 18 years old to join HRB. Men must be 21.
42.    RussianLoveMatch.com is our sister site.
43.    Though the ladies’ profiles are public, the men’s profiles are private.
44.    Most of the women currently on Hot Russian Brides (HRB) are from Ukraine.
45.    Despite its sexy name, Hot Russian Brides is not an adult chat room or escort service.
46.    HotRussianBrides.com does not sell women in any way, shape, or form.
47.    HRB’s membership fees help facilitate communication between Russian women and Western men.
48.    The women of HRB are sincere in their search for love.
49.    However, we cannot offer any love or marriage guarantee.
50.    Many of the women on HRB have professional profile photos.
51.    Many of the introduction agencies offer free or discounted photography services.
52.    Many of the women on Hot Russian Brides enjoy dressing in sexy outfits and posing seductively.
53.    Members receive a lot of email from the women of HRB. A lot.
54.    The women on Hot Russian Brides are not paid to chat with Western men.
55.    We offer four levels of membership – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum
56.    Premium members (Gold, Silver, Platinum) are eligible for discounts and additional perks.
57.    Members can exchange personal contact information after completing the Intimacy Request process.
58.    HRB does not allow women to ask for money or gifts. Members can report violations to our customer service department.
59.    We take scamming very seriously and will investigate any and all scammer complaints.


About Russian and Ukrainian Women

60.    Russian women’s top five turn offs include cheating, perverts, disrespectful behavior, and arrogance.
61.    The top five turn ons are a good sense of humor, manners, respect, intelligence, and self-confidence.
62.    Women in the FSU tend to marry and start families at a younger age than women in Western countries.
63.    Because of this, there are many young women on HRB who have a child or two.
64.    The women of Russia and the Ukraine look for love abroad for a variety of reasons.
65.    The women aren’t just interested in meeting men from America.
66.    Many Russian women are open to a relationship with an older man, though there are limits.
67.    While the majority of women on HRB are young and want to start a family, not every lady wants children.
68.    Though beautiful and charming, Russian women aren’t fantasy creatures.
69.    Many of the ladies use flowery, romantic language that may seem over the top to a Westerner.

General Tips and Advice

70.    Profile pics matter. Avoid posting photos that are old, unflattering, or of a generally poor quality.
71.    Don’t lie! This includes embellishments about age, salary, interests, etc.
72.    Don’t act as if the women on HRB are obligated to do what you want.
73.    Be polite and respectful at all times.
74.    Don’t send or request nude photos.
75.    Don’t write messages or emails that are sexually graphic.
76.    It’s important to have realistic expectations when it comes to Russian dating.
77.    Realize that Russian dating isn’t a shortcut when it comes to love and marriage.
78.    Keep the first message short and sweet. Don’t spill your life story in the first email.
79.    Try not to succumb to scammer paranoia as it may hurt or insult the ladies.
80.    Dedicate time to your Russian bride search.
81.    Don’t propose marriage in the first email!
82.    Don’t propose a visit in the first email.
83.    Give a relationship time to progress.
84.    Show interest in a lady’s language, country, and culture.
85.    Don’t be put off by introduction letters that seem vague. It's temporary.
87.    If you’re stuck in a rut, try expanding your search and reaching out to different women.
88.    However, if you feel overwhelmed with all of the choices try narrowing your search.
89.    Don’t let rejection get you down. It happens.
90.    Don’t fall in love with a photo. Happy, healthy relationships require more than good looks.
91.    Know that if you truly intend to marry a Russian woman, you’ll have to travel to the FSU.
92.    Don’t complain about the costs of Russian dating.
93.    Don’t try to respond to every email or chat request you receive.
94.    Don’t feel obligated to tell a woman why you’re not interested.
95.    Take time to educate potential matches about the reality of life in the West.
96.    Don’t make mail order bride jokes. They’re lame and unoriginal.
97.    Avoid fellow Russian daters who are bitter and negative. They’ll bring you down.
98.    Try to keep a positive attitude about Russian dating.
99.    Understand that Russian dating takes time and you won’t find true love overnight.
100.    Have fun!