So you have a date with a beautiful Russian woman but have never gone out with one before. You are concerned about the cultural differences and want to make sure you do not do anything wrong and most importantly, do not want to offend her. It is common to have questions. Along with the cultural differences and concerning yourself with social etiquette you have those first date jitters to worry about. First and foremost, calm down, relax and get excited about the date. Soon you will be across the table from a gorgeous woman! To make sure everything goes smoothly, follow the tips below.
Russian women prefer a well-dressed man. Of course you do not have to go over the top but stick with reasonably fashionable clothes that fit well. Also pay attention to grooming. Get a clean shave, make sure your hair is neat and put on cologne.
Flowers are big in Russian society. For this reason Russian women tend to really like them. It is a simple, inexpensive gift that she will appreciate much more than the women you may have dated in the past. Just make sure to avoid yellow flowers. These are funeral flowers in Russia.
Choose a Relaxed Date Setting
Choose a relaxed setting so that she warms up to you more quickly. Take things slow and make her feel comfortable. Allow conversation to flow and do not hesitate to tell a few jokes. Russian women like a sense of humor. If there is a bit of a language barrier be patient. Her English may not be perfect but great conversation is still possible.
Russian men are very chivalrous so chivalry is something that the women are used to. Open the door for her on the date, pull out her chair, stand if she leaves the table, etc. The big picture is to take care of her of her on the date. Everyone likes a nice guy with good manners.
On the date, especially the first, take the dominant role without coming off as overly assertive. Decide where the date will take place and then invite her. You want to show her that you are a self-assured man that can make the decisions. Russian men tend to be very assertive but you do not want to take this approach. The goal is to take the lead without coming across as controlling or bossy.
Do Not Spend a Lot of Money
For the first date avoid spending a lot of money. You want to plan a date that is nice but not too nice. Excessive spending will overshadow the actual connection you are trying to make. Shift your focus to great conversation and having a successful date.
Russian women like a gentleman. Always pay for dinner on dates. Going Dutch is not an option unless you do not want a second date.
Do Not Be Surprised by Closeness During Conversation
In Russian culture it is not uncommon to stand close to one another while speaking. Casual touch is also a normal occurrence during conversation.
The tips above will greatly increase your chance of having a successful first date with a Russian woman. The important thing is to lead with your chivalrous foot and treat her well. The first date is all about becoming more acquainted and seeing if there is potential for a relationship. Just because she is Russian doesn’t mean that she is drastically different than other women you have dated in the past. Enter the date with a positive attitude, show off your great personality and have fun.