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Is Russian Dating Dangerous?

31. May 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

Many people oppose Russian dating simply because they have a flawed perception of the industry. Horror stories abound, both online and in the media, causing many to view Russian dating as a dangerous industry populated by shady ladies and abusive men. While Russian dating certainly has its problems, the standard media portrayal is far from accurate. 

When it comes to Russian dating, the media unfortunately focuses on worst case scenarios. Talk shows air "mail order bride" segments about men who were beaten and robbed in their pursuit of Russian women. Magazines print articles about foreign women who were abused or killed by their American husbands.  Even Russian dating forums seem focused on worst case scenarios, with thread after thread of scam horror stories. No wonder so many people are turned off by Russian dating.

What the general public doesn’t realize is that the majority of couples who meet on Russian dating websites are normal people who go on to live normal lives. Naturally, these stories don’t make it to the air or to the magazine pages simply because they’re not as interesting as tales of heartbreak and scandal. The same is true of forum horror stories. While happy endings are nice, juicy scandal tales are far more entertaining and therefore far more prevalent both online and in the media. 

The truth is, international dating is no more dangerous than any other form of dating. Despite all the bad press, the majority of men and women who use Russian dating websites have perfectly normal experiences whether or not they find a long-term match. Horror stories are definitely the exception rather than the norm. In short, don’t let fear prevent you from giving HotRussianBrides at try.