As mentioned, when you allow yourself to be open to the cold, hard fact that Russian dating is different, you'll begin to see why this is crucial if you really want to be in a serious relationship with a Russian man.

To help you overcome the language barrier, we've developed the Russian Course for Women.

It's the only Russian course designed specifically for women who are dating Russian men.

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The biggest mistake most people make when they're dating Russian men is that they don't take the time to learn Russian.

Along with cultural challenges, the language barrier is the single biggest reason why these relationships fail.

In Russian society, however, men still act very much in a chivalrous manner, by opening doors for women, helping them with their coats, and so forth.

As a woman, you should be prepared to be with a man who takes care of his woman in ways such as this. This means that a Russian woman will not have to pay for her meal, for instance, if she is out with her husband / boyfriend, as well as her father, brother, and any other male friends. There is no concept of "his money" and "her money" for the majority of Russians.

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