Learn russian for dating
In this post she shares about her experience as a woman dating in Russia while learning the language.This is a topic I have a lot to say about personally as I had a Russian girlfriend during my time in Kazan which I partly credit with helping me learn the language so quickly (links to my story below).What I do want to say is that, as a financially-independent Western woman, I LOVE that Russian men hold doors open for me and help me off buses. It’s a respectful gesture and it shows that they’re capable of thinking of others.If nothing else, it is certainly better than having a man yell “nice arse” at me from a car…The Russian guy that I’ve been seeing is happy to cook.
I’m grateful when a man helps me down from the bus or train.
Navigating friendships with Russian men can be tricky because their intentions are likely to be a little different to your own.
This certainly exists within Western culture, but the undertones are on steroids in Russia, where marriage and children are hot topics amongst the parents of single people in their mid-to-late twenties.
🙂 It’s also a little bewildering when an elderly woman rejects my offer to help her with her shopping, only to accept the offer of the next passing male.
Russia is not a disability friendly place in many ways, so I do query whether these gestures that being increasingly scrutinized in the West and called out as potentially being “sexist” are borne of necessity and consideration, not as a result of a more “traditional” view of women.