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How to Handle Russian Dating Critics

28. October 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

Thanks to the lingering stereotypes about Russian women and international dating, well-meaning family and friends may try to steer you away from sites like ours. Here are a few simple tips for dealing with Russian bride critics.


Learn Why They Object

If someone gives you a hard time about looking for love abroad try to learn why the person is so against Russian dating. Nine times out of ten you’ll hear a classic stereotype or myth: Russian women are gold-diggers, they only want a green card, the women on international dating sites aren’t real, they’re prostitutes, they’re poor and miserable and shame on you for taking advantage of them.


Address Common Concerns

The easiest way to soothe a friend or family member’s troubled mind is to debunk inaccurate stereotypes. Explain that life in Russia isn’t as bleak as everyone imagines and that it takes much more than a healthy bank account to convince a Russian woman to leave her friends, family, and entire culture behind. If your friends are worried that you’re talking to a Boris rather than a Natasha, discuss HotRussianBrides’ extensive video validation and live video streaming features. If an acquaintance suggests you’re some sort of creepy loser for taking advantage of poor, miserable women, first try to control your anger, and then explain that the women in Russia lead happy, active lives and that no one is forcing them to use the site. If you explain things calmly and rationally, other people are much more likely to take you seriously.

While you don’t owe anyone an explanation for your personal decisions, it’s helpful to have convincing arguments when faced with Russian bride critics. You may not be able to convince everybody, but chances are good that at least a few of your family and friends will see Russian dating differently after hearing your side of the story.