“Russian men are patriarchal alpha males,” insists she, declaring openly that at first it is a huge turn-on.

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In Russia, it is expected from a male to physically defend his lady, or be considered a coward. ), the boyfriend approached his shaking American dame demanding explanations as to what she did that a strange guy felt comfortable enough to grab her, and why did she talk to another chap without his outright permission.

Both drinking and violence are the core reasons why there are 106 boys to 100 girls at birth in Russia, and only 86 males to 100 females in the total population.

When it comes to dating in London, for a women in her thirties, options are limited.

Despite keeping myself in reasonably good shape, spending time and money on my appearance and limiting my booze intake to an amount society deems acceptable, when it comes to meeting hot men - it's slim pickings. Firstly, I have neither the time nor inclination to stand around in bars and pull, most men of an appropriate dating age are now either married or homosexual, and those who are not, are chasing skirt ten years younger than themselves, in the hope of bagging themselves some arm candy before, they too, are on the proverbial shelf.

You can say what the hell you want Obviously comprehension varies depending on how well your European lover du jour understands English, but I find a date with a Mediterranean man a refreshing break from having to over-analyse everything I have said after a date with an English one.

A Spanish man, for example, will look deep into your eyes pretending to savour every word, despite the fact he hasn't the slightest idea of what you're on about. He thinks that you're talking about EU politics and you can stop worrying about telling the same story twice after a bit too much grape juice.

She grew up in the States but due to her heritage speaks fluent Russian.

Her confession about dating Russian men is a must read for anyone wondering about courtship customs and rituals in the countries of the post-USSR.

“Women in Russia are hardly ever seen without high heels or makeup and are always proud of their sensuality and appearance,” writes Tammy Dray in her article for

(Today young girls are wearing flats more often and style “casual” incorporating torn jeans and Converse sneakers is becoming a new fashion fad, so you may not see Russian ladies in compulsory high heels for much longer.) “These insurmountable standards of beauty can largely be credited to the fact that there are more women than men,” admits Bruk.

(We are never happy with what we are getting, are we?