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How Important Are a Lady’s English Skills?

1. September 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

Thanks to HotRussianBrides.com’s skilled translators, it’s easy for gentlemen to forget that many of the ladies need help communicating in English. However, if a fellow is serious about dating, and potentially marrying, a Russian woman, he must be ready to face the challenges that come with courting a woman with limited English abilities.

As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve categorized the ladies’ English skills in one of five ways.

•    Poor – (Can only read/write with the help of a Dictionary)
•    Elementary – (Speaks only a little, has limited vocabulary)
•    Intermediate (Able to correspond via email, struggles with live conversation) 
•    Proficient – (Able to converse with little to no trouble)
•    Fluent - (Speaks fluently, although may speak with an accent)

Members can search for women in a particular group by clicking the “Search” button located at the top of HotRussianBrides.com and then selecting a level of proficiency in the “English Skill” drop down menu.

So how important are a lady’s English skills when it comes to Russian dating? That depends on you. Do you feel you can truly connect with a lady with limited English skills? Do you have the patience to deal with a low-level speaker? Are you comfortable relying on a translator? If you’re up for the challenge, that’s great! However, not everyone is able to cope with elementary speakers, and gentlemen should think carefully before courting women who know only a smattering of English.


Communication challenges are an inevitable part of any international relationship. To have the best chance of success on HotRussianBrides.com, gentlemen should think carefully (and honestly) about the level of speakers they’re willing to court and then pursue women with the necessary English skills.