But Russian women don’t only pay attention to what you do for them. Offer your seat in transport to elderly people and save a kitten from stray dogs.Once I saw a man jump into sewage to save tiny ducklings that fell down a hatch – in the eyes of his girlfriend he was a real hero.

Building a career and getting a second degree often sounds more appealing than trying to find someone who will value their personality and freedom.

A Russian woman will be very independent in a relationship, and very stubborn, too.

“When we started dating, I was challenged with the wall of ice between us, as if she didn’t want to open up or let me closer.

Slowly, step by step, I discover that underneath this ice there was the most loving and caring person in the world.” For many Russian women cooking is a way to show their love, so be prepared for food experiments. Why is she putting cabbage in pies (and everywhere else)? Fermented rye bread drink…well, that one is surprisingly decent!

When I asked her why she cares so much about her appearance, she looks surprised: “Why would I choose to not look beautiful? How is anyone going to notice your rich inner world if you don’t attract attention?

” The worst thing is that if you are going out with a Russian girl you will either have to dress up and put a lot of effort in looking nice, or everyone will be looking at you and wondering, how did a pretty lady like her end up with that slob?Russians are reserved and try to keep the distance before you become close to them.Any Russian girl can create an impression of Ice Queen, even if she likes you (especially if she really likes you! I met Paul at work on one of my tours, and he told me he came to Moscow to visit his girlfriend.At first the cuisine might seem absolutely normal and even a little boring. You might hate most of the meals, but occasionally there will be something great (e.g., my boyfriend loves Russian salad. But when you get to eat Russian food more often than during occasional visit to her parents, you will have more and more questions. Nekrasov, a Russian 19th century poet said: “a Russian woman can stop a galloping horse and enter the burning house.” This is a powerful image of an independent woman who doesn’t really need any help or protection from men.