When you are dating someone from another country, there are often cultural differences between you. Whether you are building your relationship long-distance, over the phone and on the Internet, or dating each other face to face, you will come across these cultural differences. Sometimes, dating a Russian woman can seem difficult, as you are both from very different cultures. However, if you take the time to understand each other’s culture and learn to compromise with each other, you can have a great relationship.
Importance of Family
In many countries, family is important. However, in Western cultures, such as the UK and the USA, family does not always the biggest part of people’s life. In Russia, however, family is arguably the most important part of a woman’s life. If you are dating a Russian woman, then you will likely see that family is very important to her. As a result, you should learn to respect that she will be very family focused. She will likely have a close relationship with her parents and her brothers and sisters, if she has any. She may also want to start a family of her own one-day. Encourage her love of her family and take an interest in her family too.
Different Gender Roles
In the UK and the USA, gender roles are different to those in Russia, generally speaking. In general, Russian women like men to take care of them, and act like gentlemen. When you are on a date with a Russian woman, make sure that you take her coat for her, hold doors open for her, and pull her chair out for her if you are at a restaurant or café. Also, pay for every activity that you do together. For example, if you go to the movies, pay for her ticket as well as yours. Let her know that you can take care of her. Although this may seem strange to you, it is her culture and you should accept and respect it.
Importance of Religion
Many people in Russia are orthodox Christian. They often take their religion very seriously and it can be a big part of their life. It is important to note that not all Russian women will identify themselves as orthodox Christian, but many will. If the Russian woman you are dating is an orthodox Christian, respect her religion. Even if you are an atheist, be supportive of her religious beliefs
Different Approaches to Conversation
When you are dating a Russian woman, you may notice that she can be very direct and frank in conversation. She will likely tell you everything as it is, rather than making small talk. Unfortunately, people from other countries may think that when a Russian woman is direct and frank in conversation, that she is being rude. This can lead to arguments. However, it is simply a difference in cultures. She isn’t trying to be rude when being frank. She is just being honest and direct. Honesty and directness are important to Russian women. Don’t interpret this as her being rude. Instead, accept that this is who she is.
When you are dating a Russian woman, it is important to remember that they are all different. Some Russian women may act differently to others. When dating someone from another country it is best to understand their culture, and make compromises with one another.