Many Russian guys, brought up in the best traditions of a patriarchal society, believe that showing one’s feelings is not a manly thing.
They want to appear tough and indifferent that’s why they do everything to hide their sensitivity and tenderness.
So after that romantic dinner, get ready to say “Good evening!
” to granny, who will force-feed you sausages until you awkwardly retreat to your boyfriend’s childhood bedroom.
You want to know as much as possible about them before you start corresponding with them and dating some of them online or even in real life.On the plane to Moscow, the flight attendant refilled our wine glasses, I stared out the dark airplane window and thought about my divorce, my beleaguered heart, and the endless dating hamster wheel.Though I had recently begun seeing someone exclusively, I still had fears, and even more questions."Maybe Russian women have it all figured out? The leaders have a history of questionable practices. After a recent trip to Moscow, I came to realize that Russian women have, hands down, the most evolved perspective on love.After one of my novels hit the best-seller list unexpectedly in Russia, I'd been invited by my publisher to go on a week-long book tour in the dead of winter.I asked Claire, my most adventurous girlfriend, to tag along.