I am currently engaged to a wonderful woman from Kyrgyzstan and have to applaud you on your explanation on what they have to offer along with what they are looking for in a relationship.
I too have studied Philosophy, and it has given me allot of depth when dealing with our relationship, along with the ability to understand their way of culture and the way they think.
I can only give you a brief description on it and attest to their ability to look at life like no other Westernized Women, At first she was very defensive with her feelings and did not want to discuss "LOVE" I did not understand this at first, since we talk about it all the time. (Americans) I will never forget her first email, and the words she used to describe her feelings, "You are a wonderful man, very polite, romantic and thoughtful. I love your soul". This took me by surprise, ( I love your soul) part. We never think like this, and this confused me at first. I found it flattering and interesting as well, as only one should. I later ask her to explain the meaning of it, and with the explanation came a whole new way of looking at love, feelings and their inner self when it comes to the thinking process of true love and commitment. I had to understand so much more than just our simple way of courting if you will. It took her 2 months to really trust me and open up with her feelings. I am a very patient man and have come to realize the benefit if this as well over time. The most rewarding aspect of this all is when she finally did open up and "let me in". I have never felt so much, nor been treated so well before in a relationship when it comes to ours. (and I was married for 12 years to a "Southern Girl"). The ability to share everything and want to is incredible. The loyalty, honesty and faithfulness is beyond approach. I just wanted you to know that reading your information on your site explained so much more to me. Good work and keep it up.
She has such wonderful characteristics and a incredible look on life. I look forward to a wonderful life with her for many years to come.
PS: Plus the Roses do help!
I have to say it is the best site I have come across. I feel you tell the honest truth when it comes to marriage between a Russian lady and a western gentleman. I know a few sites that don't tell the whole truth. some of the claims they made are really out there. For example 1 site has a add on there that reads as follows. YOU'RE 60, SHE'S 20, IS THAT A PROBLEM, NOT TO HER IT WON'T BE. I think that men at that age should really look long and hard into why they think an age difference of 30-40 years would work.
I would like to thank you for your comments, they have been a large help for me to understand the Russian woman.
I like to think that the American man that seeks a Russian wife is not a loser in his country but instead has inherited the pioneer spirit that made the bravest Europeans go to a strange country in search of a better life, which is how America began in the beginning and bringing the quality Russian women to the USA can only make our country stronger.
I was in St. Petersburg last July to meet a lady and I just returned from Zaporozhye, Ukraine, both women that I met were beautiful, intelligent, educated and very sincere. For different reasons neither relationship has worked out but I will not give up because I recognize the superior qualities of Russian women and I know that I will find the right one soon.
Richard (Washington, USA)
I just stumbled across your excellent article "Russian Women: Myths and Reality" and I wanted to say Thank You for such an honest and insightful piece of writing! It's so helpful to read an honest and objective opinion. Clearly you have thought about these relationships a lot -- after all you live in one yourself -- and I'm impressed with the clarity of your insight and by the way you very honestly explain all the myths, and do not try to reduce your opinions to simple or easy explanations. Thank you!
Todd (California, USA)