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Are You Being Choosy or Unrealistic?

3. February 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

When it comes to dating, many singles build up expectations that no mortal man or woman could possibly meet. This is true of both sexes and in all forms dating, especially international dating. Here’s how unrealistic expectations, or a “the grass is always greener” mentality, can negatively affect your Russian dating experience.


The men and women on Russian bride sites are open minded and adventurous, but they’re also choosy. Some men join Hot Russian Brides because they feel the women in their own country aren’t suitable matches and that only Russian women can meet their needs. The women on HRB have a similar mentality, with many shying away from Russian men and looking for partners in the West.


While there are certainly cultural differences, Russian women are still just women and there’s no such thing as the perfect partner. Many men are disappointed after a few months of Russian dating because they’ve built expectations that no woman, Russian or otherwise, could possibly meet. If you want to find a bride, you must be realistic. This means realizing that Russian women aren’t mythic beauties (despite their fairy tale photos), but regular people with quirks, baggage, and flaws. Russian ladies must keep their expectations in check as well.


While there’s nothing wrong with being selective, there’s a difference between being choosy and being unrealistic. Knowing the difference will greatly help you in your quest for a Russian bride.